Man United’s Javier Hernández: It’s been a tough year for me

Manchester United striker Javier Hernández admits he has endured a tough year ahead of Mexico's last-16 clash against Holland

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

Javier Hernández is hoping to bounce back from a tough year at Manchester United ahead of Mexico’s last-16 clash against Holland on Sunday.

The United striker, who scored in his country’s 3-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday to help them move into the last 16 of the World Cup, was limited to just six Premier League starts last season.

The 26-year-old forward has been linked with a move away from the 20-time English champions this summer after scoring four goals and making three top-flight assists last term.

And Hernandez, who moved to Old Trafford before his impressive display at World Cup 2010, conceded it has been one of the toughest years of his career after struggling under axed United manager David Moyes.

“This whole year has been very tough. Players need confidence more than anything else and I’ve been very short of it,” Hernández told Fifa’s website.

“Very few people have shown faith in me over this past year.”

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