Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez hints towards exit
The rise of Adnan Januzaj appears to have threatened the career Javier Hernandez was planning to have at Manchester United. The Mexican striker hinted towards an exit if he doesn’t receive more first-team opportunities at Manchester United.
Hernandez admits he is unhappy with the on-field time he is being awarded. The Mexico international has started in just one game in the Premier League, which turned out to be a home defeat against West Bromwich Albion.
The 25-year-old has struggled to make his mark in the first-team, although Hernandez has recorded a couple of good performances. With the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie assuming permanent position in Manchester United’s attack, Hernandez has been completely overshadowed.
The lack of action has finally forced Hernandez into considering his career options. The frustrated forward told Mexican TV station Deportes Telemundo that he was pondering over switch from Manchester United.
“I strive for that [to start more games],” Hernandez said. “I am working towards earning a spot as a starter. I know that my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal someday either here [in Manchester] or elsewhere for any other club.
“I just need to be given more opportunities to showcase what I can do, because all of us want to be able to contribute our part so this team can win championships.”
Hernandez revealed that he intended to serve Manchester United for the full length of his four-year contract. Hernandez also revealed that he had nearly turned his back on football and lost faith in himself back when he was playing for Mexican outfit Chivas.
“There was a time when I went through a very difficult time at Chivas, when I had really lost all faith in myself and started to seriously wonder whether this was the path God had set out for me, to play football,” Hernandez said. “I had dreamed of being a professional football player ever since I was little, but I had some doubts for a time.
“Football has always been in my blood and I have always loved the sport, so all that sort of carried me towards becoming a football player. That time of my life was very complicated for me but, thank God, things turned out well.
“I was very patient and lucky to have my family and loved ones as my pillars of support to be strong, to believe in myself again, and that is when I decided to thank God for every match I start in [with a pre-match prayer].”