Javier Hernandez has insisted that the younger players coming up has only been a positive thing for Manchester United, with competition for selection greater than ever.
Hernandez started the season with a head injury, and after he recovered he has had to fight with Danny Welbeck, who has scored two goals in three matches, for a in the starting line-up.
And while it would be frustrating for Hernandez fighting for his spot on the team again after such a successful debut season, the Mexican striker believes it will only make him a better player.
"Many of our players are between 19 and 21 years of age, then me, [Jonny] Evans and Ando [Anderson] are 23 so we feel older!,” Hernandez told the official Manchester United website.
"The younger players run a little more and want to show why they are in the team, and that can only be good for us.
"But it’s great because there are other players here with lots of experience too."
While the expectation surrounding Hernandez is high this season, the starlet isn’t setting any specific targets, and just wants to keep improving under Sir Alex Ferguson’s guidance.
"[I want] to improve, keep learning and to enjoy myself. Hopefully in 10 years I’ll still be here and saying the same thing, because this life – playing for United – is a dream for me, and I just want to keep enjoying it and working hard,” he said.
Hernandez is currently on international duty for Mexico, with the side taking on Poland on Friday and Chile on Sunday. Both friendlies are to be played in Europe, in Warsaw and Barcelona respectively.
"Whether I’m playing with United or Mexico, I love it,” Hernandez added.
"And Mexico have two games here in Europe, which helps me as I don’t need to take long flights."