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Chicharito fighting for starting spot at Manchester United

The Mexican forward has seen his playing time limited under David Moyes, but he is adamant that he can be an effective starter if given the opportunity.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has played less than 90 minutes in the Premier League this season for Manchester United, but he is adamant he can challenge for a starting spot if he is given enough of a chance to prove himself.

“I’m working to earn a starting place,” the Mexico international said in an interview with Telemundo. “I know that with my day-to-day work on and off the field, I’m going to achieve it, either here (at Manchester United) or in whichever other club.

"I just need them to give me more opportunities to show myself.”

In the same interview, 25-year-old Hernandez acknowledged that competition for places against the likes of Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Robin Van Persie is tough, but he stressed the positive side of it.

“What better competition in the world than being able to compete with them?” Chicharito said. “But the internal competition has always been healthy and that also helps the team.”

Hernandez is currently with the Mexico squad in Mexico City ahead of Friday’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Panama, which El Tri has to win to keep qualification for Brazil 2014 in its own hands.

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