Man Utd news

Hernandez happy with super-sub role

February 22, 2012
By ESPN staff

Javier Hernandez insists he is not alarmed about being tagged as a super-sub for Manchester United, with the forward content to be aiding the team in any way possible.

Javier Hernandez
GettyImagesJavier Hernandez celebrates rounding things off against Ajax.

Hernandez established himself as a key figure at Old Trafford last season, as he bagged 20 goals in all competitions. He has struggled to make the same impact this term after picking up an injury early in the campaign.

The Mexico international still has a healthy return, and has scored in his last three appearances, but 10 of his United goals have come as a substitute and only the legendary Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has scored more goals for the club after climbing off the bench.

Hernandez is aware of his place in the United scoring ranks behind Solskjaer and is content to make an impact either as a starter or as a substitute.

"I don't play any different," he told the club's official website. "If I play one minute, 10 minutes or 90 minutes I try to play the same. My mind is always to do my best and help my team.

"Every player in every team wants to play as many minutes as possible, but I don't care if I start or I'm a substitute. I just want to enjoy it. I am living a dream to play for Manchester United.

"The only thing I can do is ensure my attitude is positive so I can help my team. The most important thing is that Manchester United wins all the games."