Man United transfers: Hernández to ‘fight’ for place after rejecting Valencia

Man United transfers: Javier Hernández's agent says the striker is happy to fight for his place after rejecting a move to Valencia

Javier Hernández
Javier Hernández joined Manchester United in 2010 Photo: The Sport Review

Javier Hernández is focused on breaking into Manchester United’s starting line-up after rejecting a move to Valencia, according to the striker’s agent.

Los Che launched an audacious bid to sign the Red Devils striker after talisman Roberto Soldado joined Tottenham Hotspur in a £26m deal earlier this summer.

Hernández’s Red Devils future is in doubt under new manager David Moyes, but his agent, Eduardo Hernández, insists the Mexico international is desperate to say.

“Of course he wants to play more, to have more minutes, to participate more, but he wants to do it at United, he wants to defend the title and go far in the Champions League,” Hernández said.

“The interest from Valencia was real. He had the chance to speak with the sporting director [Braulio Vazquez] but Javier, I reiterate, wants to stay at Manchester United, this is the challenge.

“He was very grateful to Valencia and the other clubs who called him.”

Hernandez’s agent added the United striker is happy with the competition for places at Old Trafford.

“It’s not a question of money – we didn’t even talk about that subject, there’s only one subject for Javier: he wants to play and be a starter at United,” he added.

“He knows it’s a very competitive club and that he has to fight to play every day, in the dressing room and on the training ground, but he’s not scared, he says he’s more motivated than ever.

“His outlook is the same as when he moved to English football; to triumph.

“Now, with the new manager, he has a lot of hopes, a big desire to play and to grow as a footballer. This season is a new challenge for him.

“He wants to triumph in England. He knows that a starting spot comes with working hard and he has to take advantage of the opportunities that come his way, like he did with Alex Ferguson.”

Hernandez has scored 33 goals in 77 Premier League appearances for United after joining the club from Guadalajara in 2010.

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