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Hernandez happy despite lack of starts

April 13, 2013
By ESPN staff

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is not disheartened by the time he has spent on the bench this season, insisting it has made him more motivated to claim a regular starting berth.

Javier Hernandez Manchester United warm-up
PA PhotosJavier Hernandez has struggled to command a regular starting berth since arriving at Man Utd from Guadalajara in 2010

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Hernandez has just six Premier League starts to his name in 2012-13, though he is expected to add a seventh against Stoke on Sunday.

Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are ahead of the Mexico forward in the United pecking order and Danny Welbeck has also often been preferred, leading to speculation that Hernandez may look to move on this summer.

However, the former Guadalajara man is adamant that the situation is not getting him down.

"All the players in the world want to start every single game," Hernandez said. "I am happy to be at this club. Of course I would love to start more often but I will keep the same attitude.

"When the gaffer wants me on the bench or the starting line-up I will do my best. My attitude is going to be very good because I want to respect the club, my team-mates and the coach."