Manchester United youngster Javier Hernandez says he has no issue stepping aside for talismanic striker Wayne Rooney.

United take on Chelsea tonight in an eagerly anticipated Barclays Premier League encounter and there have been calls for 'Little Pea' to displace Rooney in the starting line up after scoring twice against Wigan on Saturday.

Hernandez, however, is happy to play a part from the bench against Chelsea and allow Rooney to make his mark.

"I have no problems being on the bench. I understand that football is a team sport, not like golf or tennis," the 22-year-old told The Sun.

"So you have to help your team when you play from the beginning but also when you come on from the bench.

"We are like pieces of a jigsaw and the boss decides how to use us.


 

"If Ferguson picks me for the starting line-up, that would be great but if not, that’s fine too."

Rooney himself will be looking to maintain his recent resurgence - which has seen the England man find the net four times in his last four league matches - and extend United's gap at the top of the table to seven points.

The 25-year-old is has showed recent glimpses of regaining his imperious form of last season - no moment more apparent than THAT goal against Manchester City - and Sir Alex Ferguson is banking on his main man to fire on all cylinders soon.

"Up until last season Wayne used to go on these scoring bursts," said the United boss.

"He used to do it in five or six games in a row and then go missing in terms of goals for a few games and then come back again.

"I would be quite happy for him to go on a burst now because we have some really important games coming up."

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