Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has stated that he needs to be given more opportunity to show his talent at Old Trafford.
25-year-old Hernandez, who joined the Red Devils from C.D. Guadalajara during the summer of 2010, is an immensely popular figure with fans due to his commendable work ethic and canny knack of scoring from the substitutes bench.
However, the Mexican international, who has won 53 senior international caps, is evidently keen to ditch his 'super sub' tag in the future and play a more prominent role for United.
"I strive for that, I am working towards that, earning a spot as a starter," the striker told Telemundo in an interview that was quoted by Goal.com.
"I know that my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal someday either here [in Manchester] or elsewhere for any other club.
"I just need to be given more opportunities to showcase what I can do, because all of us want to be able to contribute our part so this team can win championships.
"I am going on four years here [at Manchester United] and really, like I have always said, I am happy to be able to play for one of the best clubs in the world. So I’m happy, doing my best every single day to earn more minutes on the pitch," he added.
However, despite his obvious ambition to feature more frequently in the Premier League, Hernandez is adamant that the competition for places within David Moyes' squad is an overwhelming positive.
"Of course. What better way to compete anywhere in the world than to compete with them?" he said.
"The competition inside the team has always been really healthy and I think that helps the team a lot, because there are so many quality players that every one of them wants to earn a starting spot.
"The practices and matches coming up will force us to step up and help the team grow both at an individual and collective level."
United, who have come under pressure of late after a disastrous start to the new domestic campaign, had Belgian-born starlet Adnan Januzaj to thank for securing a narrow 2-1 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday evening.
Moyes' men return to action following the international break with a home clash against Mauricio Pochettino's in-form Southampton on October 19.