Despite Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez's future coming under question recently, manager David Moyes still insists that the club need him - and they do.

Hernandez's future has come under question recently as the player re-tweeted a story that suggested he may need to leave the club. Hernandez has made just one Premier League start this season for United but has managed to score four goals. Yet, he was an unused substitute at the weekend away to Fulham. 

Let's not be foolish though. When you have players like Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie ahead of you, then it is always going to be incredibly hard for any player to get into the team. It is clear that Hernandez may need to start more games, but it is really hard when you have Van Persie and Rooney playing as well as they are at the moment. 

But, David Moyes has shrugged off rumours of the Mexican striker leaving the club and has insisted that United still need the player.

Hernandez is a player who comes alive in the box. He looks to be able to offer United a goal every time he steps onto the pitch. United will surely not let a player of Hernandez's capabilities leave the club.

If a game is not going the way United had hoped or if they are chasing a game, then Hernandez is the perfect substitute. He has demonstrated this time after time, most recently in United's 3-2 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford when he came off the bench to net the winner. 

United definitely need Hernandez because he can offer so much. He has never been a player to complain if he did not start a game - which is always useful for a manager - and he always has a goal in him.

The simple reason as to why he does not start is because of the excellence of Van Persie and Rooney. These two players have a great understanding and it is obvious that United play better when Van Persie and Rooney are on the pitch.

The scary thing to consider with regards to Hernandez is that he would walk into most teams in England or perhaps even the world and be a first-team regular and would score goals.

Ultimately, even if Hernandez is considering his future, United would be foolish to consider letting him go.

United need Hernandez. 

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