David Moyes has given his backing to Javier Hernandez to keep firing in the goals for Manchester United.

Hernandez came to Manchester United's rescue last weekend, scoring the winner in the 3-2 victory over Stoke City, completing an important comeback.

He continued that form in the Capital One Cup fourth round by scoring a brace in the 4-0 victory over Norwich.

It remains a fact, however, that the Mexican international has only started four games for United in all competitions, representing a lack of confidence from manager Moyes.

But the Old Trafford boss has come out in favour of Hernandez, saying the 25-year-old is finally showing his best form after a slow start to the season.

"I've been really pleased for Chicharito, because it's been a slow start for him," Moyes is quoted as saying.

"It's been difficult summer, coming back and then back and forth to Mexico with all the games he's had to play.

"But he's started to do what he's done over the years, which is score goals. He came off the bench and scored the winner against Stoke and scored two in midweek, so long may that continue."

Manchester United face Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday and, following reports that Robin van Persie is struggling with a number of injuries, Hernandez could be in line for his second Premier League start of the season.

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