Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits Javier Hernandez has given him a 'terrible dilemma' this season as he strives to keep all of his strikers happy.

Hernandez is behind first-choice duo Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in Ferguson's selection order but, when called upon, the Mexico international has been in potent goalscoring form.

The 24-year-old has scored 14 times in all competitions for Manchester United this term, a tally two strikes greater than Rooney's efforts during the current campaign, and Ferguson admits he is struggling to accommodate all his forwards.

Hernandez has made just five starts in the Premier League in 2012/13, compared to 20 for Van Persie and 12 for Rooney, while Danny Welbeck has been in the starting XI nine times.

But, although Hernandez may not be playing as frequently as he would like, Ferguson has reinforced the importance of 'Chicharito' to the Manchester United cause.

"It's a terrible dilemma when I've got that lad [Chicharito] there," Ferguson said, as reported by Goal.com.

"Sometimes I leave him out to bring in Robin van Persie but, as I explain to him, we regard him so highly. 

"He's a fantastic professional, unbelievable attitude to the game, never stops running or working and every training session’s the same.

"So I'm really pleased for him and it's also good to see Wayne [Rooney] back scoring."

Hernandez has scored 46 times in 105 appearances for Manchester United since his transfer to Old Trafford from Guadalajara in the summer transfer window of 2011.

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