Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has revealed his frustration at his lack of first-team opportunities this season after falling behind Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order.

Hernandez started only his second Premier League match since New Years Day in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium - and the lack of starts has frustrated the Mexico international.

It is apparent that Sir Alex Ferguson sees Hernandez as more of a cup player, as that is where he is making most of his appearances.

Although Welbeck has only scored one league goal this season, he is still given more opportunities in the first-team than Hernandez, which has puzzled many fans of the club.

Despite his few opportunities, Hernandez has still bagged 16 goals this season in all competitions - but has admitted that he is starting to get frustrated at the club.

"It is frustrating." the striker told The Sun. "All the players in the world want to start every single game, every week. Of course any player wants that.

"I’m happy to be at this club but I’d love more games. My attitude is that even when the gaffer wants me to be on the bench I’m going to do my best.

"I have to respect the club, Manchester United. But of course I would like to start more."

More worrying for Hernandez is the fact there is ongoing speculation that Atletico Madrid's striker Radamal Falcao could arrive at Old Trafford, which could all-but end Hernandez's playing chances at the club, resulting in his eventual departure.

United travel to Upton Park tonight to face West Ham United, and Hernandez is confident that the club can end the season positively as they hunt for their 20th league title.

"We are trying to learn about the mistakes from the City game and put them right," he added. "It’s important to keep the gap and win it as well as possible. The history and the level of Manchester United, even if you had a 12-point gap and lost three, it would not feel good.

"We want to win every single game."

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