Sir Alex Ferguson will force Javier Hernandez to stay at Manchester United
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits Javier Hernandez has been frustrated by lack of action, but he will not considering sending away the striker to Real Madrid or Juventus. Sir Alex Ferguson revealed he won’t let go Javier Hernandez, although he is receiving a lot of interest from Real Madrid and Juventus since last summer.
A report in Sunday Mirror Sport last month revealed Real Madrid were still interested in acquiring the services of Javier Hernandez. The Mexican international has been benched for most of the big games this season, a decision that has not went down well with Javier Hernandez.
The 24-year-old striker has publically announced his unhappiness at Old Trafford. Javier Hernandez, who scores whenever he is given a chance, has a 16-goal tally to prove his success at Manchester United this season.
“Javier is on a ¬long-term ¬contract. We won’t be entertaining any interest,” Sir Alex Ferguson said. “I speak to the players all the time, especially the ones who don’t play. I have said to Javier that it hasn’t been easy to leave him out because of his 16-goal tally.
“If you look at the goals he has scored in terms of the games he has played, he has a brilliant record. He will always have that because he is a fantastic penalty-box player.
“But it’s difficult when you are up against a player of Robin van Persie’s form. Then we’ve got Welbeck, Rooney and Kagawa. That’s the benefit of having a strong squad. It’s given us an advantage.”
Presently, Javier Hernandez is behind Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in the pecking order. The pacy Mexican striker, who was signed in from Chivas del Guadalajara in 2010, fears his future is heading down the same road as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United’s well-reputed super-sub.
“Ole Gunnar was a very laid-back lad and he could handle not playing every week quite easily,” Sir Alex Ferguson added. “Hernandez wants to play in every game. If his patience runs out that isn’t a problem for me. If players aren’t happy that’s great.
“I have no issues with the lad. He’s been brilliant, a breath of fresh air since he came here. He’s a really important player for us. He does something in every game. He changes things. He does something different to the other strikers we have.
“Javier will play against Chelsea on Monday because he’s got a fantastic scoring record against them.”
Javier Hernandez is expected to play in the FA Cup quarterfinal replay against Chelsea on Monday. The striker has scored seven goals in 10 games against London outfit, which includes the opening goal in 2-2 draw at Old Trafford two weeks ago.