Sunday, 31 March 2013

Javier Hernandez Is Going Nowhere Says Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson is refusing to let Javier Hernandez quit Manchester United - despite the Mexican barely getting a game.

The 24-year-old has landed just 13 starts for United this season and is learning to adapt to a supersub role - that's despite scoring 16 goals.

His lack of match action has not gone unnoticed by the Reds European rivals with Juventus the latest big name watching his situation.

But Ferguson is intent on keeping the free scoring star at Old Trafford and has told him so.

He added: "I've said to him it's not easy to keep leaving him out because a 16 goal tally in the number of games he's started is a brilliant record.

"And he'll always have that because he's a fantastic penalty box player. 

"But it's difficult when you're up against a player of Robin van Persie's form, then you've got Danny Welbeck, Rooney and Shinji Kagawa in there.

"But Chicharito's on a long contract for starters and we won't be entertaining any interest.

"He's a really important player for us. You see that all the time. He does something every game, he changes it. He does something different to the other strikers."

Luckily for Fergie, it appears Hernandez is happy to bide his time on the bench rather than push for a move to a club willing to offer him regular football.

"I don't think there's any evidence he's been annoyed or disappointed," Ferguson continued.

"I'm sure he wants to play every game but he's been great, his training performance have been terrific, his enthusiasm.

"I've no issues with the lad, he's been brilliant. A breath of fresh air since the day he came in here."

Hernandez is being sent out on another seek and destroy mission tomorrow look to end nine years of FA Cup hell.

The striker's incredible goal scoring record against Chelsea has convinced Alex Ferguson to ink him in for a rare start at Stamford Bridge.

And you'd certainly not blame Ferguson for wanting the little goal poacher in his line-up against the Blues as United hunt a first FA Cup win since 2003.

For Hernandez has scored a sensational seven goals against Rafa Benitez's men in just ten games - and two of those were sub appearances.

And his current run against Chelsea is sure to spread panic amongst the London side's defence with Chicharito having netted in each of his last four games in this fixture.

The first two of those goals came after Hernandez was sent on from the bench with less than a quarter of the game left.

With that kind of record Fergie would be a fool to leave him sitting in the stands - even though Robin van Persie scored three times on international duty to end his dry spell and Wayne Rooney was twice on target for England.

So it was no surprise when the Scot revealed Hernandez is being lined up for a start in Monday's sixth round replay.

"Yes definitely," he said. "He's got a great scoring record against Chelsea."

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