[dropcap]M[/dropcap]anchester United striker Javier Hernandez has once again stated that he is likely to leave Old Trafford in the summer after having grown frustrated of life on the bench. Hernandez is currently on international duty with the Mexican national team. His lack of game time at United contributed to his absence from the starting line-up in Mexico’s opening match against Cameroon. After the 3-1 win over the African team, Hernandez said:
“I’ve never seen myself as a sub and I don’t like being one, and believe me, I am tired of a lot of people seeing me that way, as a super-sub.
“I’m a player that has made a difference as a starter.”
Hernandez has been one of the finest strikers in the Premier League in terms of goals/games ratio. In his first season at the club, he hit the 20 goal mark straightaway and was expected to be a major player for the club in the coming seasons.
It has not exactly gone to plan for the Mexican international, as he has found himself largely playing second fiddle to the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. After them, he has been surprised that Danny Welbeck has also been getting more opportunities. The 25-year-old continues to be linked with a move from Old Trafford for several months. Valencia, Atletico Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund are thought to be interested in his services.
Tottenham are also thought to be monitoring the situation, as they are frustrated with last summer’s star signing Roberto Soldado.
Hernandez recently turned 26 years of age. He has made just over 150 appearances for United in the last four years. He has scored 59 goals in these matches.