Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has revealed that Javier Hernandez is the striker who gives him the most problems in training, despite being largely snubbed by David Moyes since he took the reigns at Old Trafford.
Hernandez has started just four Premier League games this season, despite competition for a starting strike role in Robin van Persie spending a significant portion of the campaign on the treatment table.
The 25-year-old is widely expected to leave United in search of regular first-team football this summer, but De Gea is adamant that the Mexican forward's frustration over a lack of action has not affected is efforts in training.
When asked who which striker beats him most consistently by the Daily Star the Spanish stopper gave a diplomatic answer, but did let slip that Hernandez is the most clinical in training from all of United's forwards.
De Gea told the Daily Star: They’re all top-quality players who stretch you to the limit and demand that you’re in your best form during training, which means you’re constantly improving.
"Chicha always scores a lot in training, so does Rooney – but they’re all good."
Despite playing second fiddle to Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck this season Hernandez has still managed eight goals in all competitions, enough to take him past 50 for United.
The forward faces a challenge to take his tally any further though, with Moyes allowing the forward to complete 90 minutes just twice in all competitions during a difficult fourth season with the Red Devils.