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Why Javier Hernandez should stay at Manchester United

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Hernandez should fight for his place at United (©GettyImages)
Hernandez should fight for his place at United (©GettyImages).

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has one of the hardest jobs in football - getting into the Red Devils' starting line-up ahead of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. 

Consequently, Chicharito has struggled for game-time at the Old Trafford outfit and, despite a fine goalscoring record for United, his future at the champions has sparked much debate.

Many have suggested that he's too good to sit on the bench and they would probably be right.

Coming onto the scene at the 2010 World Cup, the Mexican striker certainly knows how to find the net and does so on a regular occasion when given the opportunity.

There's no doubt that he could play a key role for many top European clubs but instead of taking the easy route out of Old Trafford, he should stay and continue to fight for his place.

And, the 25-year-old will eventually be rewarded. 

Hernandez is still a good two to three years away from reaching his peak, and when he does, it's almost certain that, if he stays at United, he will be regular starter. 

But, don't get me wrong, Hernandez won't have to wait for three years to play a larger role for David Moyes' side.

Moyes is still finding his feet at United - that can be seen by the club's recent results - and in the coming months Hernandez will be given the opportunity to show his new manager just how good he is. 

Additionally, Rooney and Van Persie, who is now 30-years-old, won't play in every game. United, will be hoping to challenge on all fronts this season and will be playing in many games. 

And, with Moyes still getting to know his players, he is also still working out his favoured system for the Red Devils.

He could, in the future, play Hernandez and Van Persie up top, with Rooney just off them and three central midfielders in the side. 

There are many options for Moyes and many ways he can utilise his Mexican star. 

Hernandez has scored vital goals for Sir Alex Ferguson in the past and he will now do the same for Moyes. At United, he can continue to win silverware and can continue to challenge himself against the very best strikers.

He's adored by the United faithful and should stay. Look at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he spent parts of his career on the bench, but also played a major role in lots of United success. 

He retired an Old Trafford legend - Hernandez can do the same. 

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