Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has once again voiced his frustration about his current situation at Old Trafford.
The 25-year-old, who appears to have grown increasingly unhappy with his lack of game-time this season, expressed his gratitude to Mexico for calling him up for tonight’s international friendly against Nigeria.
"I am very eager to play as my club don't take me much into account. I hope I have the opportunity to play," he was quoted as telling Record.
"When you are called up, you have to be thankful and if not called up, you have to keep working. I am very happy and thankful with this call-up, like I was when I was called up for the first time."
Hernandez’s place in Mexico’s 2014 World Cup squad was at risk after Miguel Herrera, the Mexico national team coach, selected a team comprised solely of home-based players for last November’s crucial two-legged play-off against New Zealand.
However, Herrera has included a handful of European-based players for tonight’s friendly against Nigeria, including Manchester United’s unsettled star Hernandez, indicating that he will take a mix to Brazil this summer.
Hernandez, who joined the Red Devils from CD Guadalajara after the 2010 World Cup finals, has made just four Premier League starts this season after finding himself behind Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order.
And with Moyes reportedly planning to sign another striker this summer, it seems increasingly likely that Hernandez will be headed for the Old Trafford exit before the summer transfer window closes.