Javier Hernandez hails 'unbelievable' Danny Welbeck and accepts competition for Manchester United starting role 'is normal'

The Mexico international striker insists he is happy at Manchester United despite not featuring as much due to the emergence of Danny Welbeck.
Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez has hailed the impact of Danny Welbeck this season, also adding that his side is in the Europa League to win it.

"Danny Welbeck is a brilliant player," Hernandez said.  "He is young but he went to Sunderland and did great things there. Then he came back here and has been unbelievable."

The England striker spent last season on loan at fellow Premier League side Sunderland, impressing throughout his spell despite picking up a lengthy injury, and Hernandez is pleased he is back at Old Trafford.

Despite Hernandez's successful first season at Manchester United, the former Chivas man has suffered injury troubles this term as well as having to fight for his place in the team, but the striker insists he is still happy at Old Trafford even with Welbeck's emergence.

"It has been a little bit frustrating because I have been injured a lot," the Mexico international said. "I am happy and I am still enjoying it. It is a privilege to play for Manchester United, whether things are going good or bad, I want to keep that attitude.

"Competition is normal at a club like this. You need to be at your best to help the team. That is the most important thing."

The Mexican also admitted the team needs to get to grips with not playing in Europe's elite competition, the Champions League, but it plans on winning the Europa League purely because it is in it.

"We need to get used to the fact we are not in the Champions League this season," Hernandez said. "The history of Manchester United is such that it doesn't matter which competition you are in, we want to win it, no matter who else is in it, or whether it is an important trophy for other teams."
The Red Devils, who face Ajax in the last 32 of the competition, could potentially find themselves pitted against bitter rival Manchester City in the latter stages if they both progress far enough.

Chicharito, however, is focused on the job in hand and recognizes the stature of Ajax, just one of the clubs United will have to overcome if it is to go on and lift the trophy.

"Both teams have come out of the Champions League and they both have a great history," he said.

"We have won a lot of European Cups between us, so it will be a very interesting game."

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