Javier Hernandez has vowed to continue scoring goals for Manchester United, whether he starts on the pitch or on the bench.
Hernandez scored his fourth European goal last night in the 43rd minute as Manchester United took on Chelsea in the Champions League quarter final. Hernandez’s goal put United 1-0 ahead, and the English will proceed to the semi final after winning 3-1 on aggregate.
But the youngster doesn’t mind whether he is the number one striker for United or not, so long as the team is successful.
"Like I always say, I need to be ready," Hernandez told MUTV.
"If I am to play one minute or 90 minutes.
"All my team-mates and I are very happy about that. I have only words of thanks to all of them and all the staff - to the boss and all of my team-mates.”
The Mexican international wants to show that he is not selfish, saying that the team’s success is much more important than his own individual achievements.
“Of course, I'm very happy and I'm enjoying it a lot. The most important thing here is always that Manchester United win, and it doesn't matter who scores the goals,"
Hernandez has been scoring non stop in his first season for Manchester United, with 18 goals so far.
Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for the 22 year old, saying that at his young age he has been a revelation for United.
“Chicharito is doing things at 22 that strikers are only just learning about when they are 27 and 28 years old and they are seasoned professionals,” Ferdinand said.
“He has just come to the club and is doing textbook stuff. He is running across the front post all the time to score goals.
“It is great to see and that is why he is nicking so many goals. He is also following up and is on the back post as well.”
Hernandez was purchased by Manchester United from Mexican side Guardalajara for £8 million, but the star’s worth is being predicted at up to five times that now. And Ferdinand says the money is definitely worth it for the forward whose nickname is Chicharito, Spanish for little pea.
“Is he a bargain? £12m is a bargain these days. £8m was he? He is definitely a bargain then!” Ferdinand said.
“But it doesn’t matter how much he cost it is all about doing the job when you come in and he is doing a job fantastically well.”