Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has refuted claims he hit out at his fellow striker Robin van Persie in a cryptic Instagram message.

The Mexican international posted an image of himself celebrating with Patrice Evra with a message saying, 'Without your teammates you can't be somebody in football, always be thankful'.

Hernandez was accused of having an indirect dig at Van Persie after the Dutchman appeared to criticise his teammates after Manchester United's 2-0 Champions League defeat against Olympiakos.

However Hernandez has since taken to Twitter to deny suggestions he had fallen out with his Manchester United teammate.

The 25-year-old wrote on his official Twitter account: "Before I go to sleep, I need to put
this cause things get a little out of context.

"Why do the press always take comments out of context, my comment on Instagram had nothing to do with RVP.

"We are great teammates working for the same goal, the TEAM! And because the team isn't doing as well as we'd like everyone just wants to make everything look like a bad thing!"

Under-fire Manchester United manager David Moyes will be delighted with Hernandez's latest comments as the Scotsman needs his players to stick together until the end of the season.

Manchester United do not have a game this weekend as they were originally scheduled to play Capital One Cup finalists Manchester City this weekend.

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