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Javier Hernandez eyes United starting berth

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Manchester United's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez will be hoping to impress new manager David Moyes in their pre-season tour, as he looks to stake a claim for a regular place in the starting line-up next season.

Hernandez has now been playing for three seasons at Old Trafford but has been unable to cement his place in the first-team. 

Chicharito was in good form in the 2012/13 campaign, scoring 18 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions.

He featured in 22 Premier League games, although, United’s addition of Robin van Persie last summer limited the Mexican's playing opportunities.

Hernandez has remained in the shadows of his striking counterparts Rooney and Van Persie, but the coming season could be a big one for the striker as he looks to impress the new Red Devil's boss. 

His international form has been fantastic. He featured in this year’s Confederations Cup for Mexico scoring a total of three goals. He has an emphatic scoring record at international level, with an impressive total of 35 goals in 53 appearances.

Surely, Moyes will have a big plan for the 25-year-old in the coming season as he will want to utilise his talents. Hernandez has proven he can score goals at the top level and will hope to be rewarded with more playing time. 

But, with Van Persie seen as the main striker, and Rooney set to stay with the club this summer, Chicharito could find himself warming the bench again for much of the season.

If this is to be the case, United could risk losing the striker to a club that is willing to offer him regular first-team football.

 

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