Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is content to fight for a regular starting spot at Old Trafford, with competition for places having hotted up.
Hernandez, 16/1 with bookmaker to be the leading scorer in the Premier League, made a massive impact during his first season in England, but has had to be more patient this term, especially with Danny Welbeck emerging as a major player.
“You look around on the training pitch and there are almost 30 players, but only 11 can start a game so it’s tough,” Hernandez told Inside United.
“It’s not a problem. I’ve come to learn that there will always be competition at any club. You’ll always have disappointments – it helps you improve.”
Hernandez’s hopes of featuring regularly have been boosted slightly by the news that Michael Owen faces around six weeks out of action due to a thigh problem.
That leaves Hernandez to battle it out with Wayne Rooney, Welbeck and Dimitar Berbatov to secure a starting role in Sir Alex Ferguson’s selection.