Man United’s Javier Hernández: We’re taking the title race game by game

Manchester United striker Javier Hernández says the Red Devils are taking the title race "game by game" ahead of their trip to Stoke

Javier Hernández
Javier Hernández has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season Photo: The Sport Review

Javier Hernández

Javier Hernández says Manchester United are taking the title race “game by game” as the Red Devils look to bounce back from a derby defeat and secure the Premier League title.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men suffered a setback in their bid to win a 20th top-flight crown after Manchester City closed the gap to 12 points on the league leaders following a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

United make the trip to Stoke City on Sunday and Hernández is adamant the Red Devils will not get complacent.

“We have to forget about that [when United could win the title]. We are only thinking about Stoke,” he told United’s website.

“We are taking it game by game. It’s Stoke now and then we’ll think about West Ham [on Wednesday] and then the next game.

“We are working very hard in training and doing what the gaffer wants us to so we can put in a performance on the pitch.”

United’s goal-scoring run appears to have come to an end after failing to score at Chelsea, while their last two league strikes came courtesy of opposition defenders.

But Hernández insisted the Red Devils are not panicking about their lack of goals in recent weeks, with Robin van Persie failing to find the net in his last nine games.

“Sometimes you can score a lot of goals and sometimes you are only scoring a few. It’s part of football,” he added.

“In some parts of the season we have scored a lot of goals. In December [and into January] we scored at least two goals in a few games in a row. That happens.

“We are working very hard to try and create as many chances as we can and when we have those chances we always try to score.

“The most important thing for us is to win the games – even if we win 1-0 we would still love that.”

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