Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is all hyped up to work with Robin van Persie and he believes that the increased competition to gain a spot in the starting XI will help Manchester United in raising its game.
Manchester United paid £24 million to land a deal which transferred Robin van Persie from the Emirates to the Old Trafford after Persie expressed his desire to leave Arsenal. Persie was the top scorer of the Barclays Premier League last season when he scored 30 goals.
Chicharito says that he is always eager to learn from his team mates and he thinks that Persie will give everyone a boost.
“I think in life you never stop learning, no matter what age you are. I try to learn from all my teammates, but obviously it’s great to watch the other strikers in particular,” Chicharito told the club’s official website.
“They have all helped me a lot and I know I will learn a lot off Robin because he is a world-class striker who has a lot to give to the team and a lot to teach us all.”
The 24-year old Mexican watched United play against Fulham from the bench when both Van Persie and Kagawa scored their debut goals with Manchester United. The match ended as 3-2 with United winning the three points.
“The great thing about this club is you know you will get opportunities because we play so many games in different tournaments,” he continued. “There is competition for places but you always have that.
“I had that in youth teams when I was growing up and we have it here now because you need a big squad of players. There are only 11 places each week and you need to do your best to get one of those places, but it’s great to have that competition because it means every player will have to raise the level of their game.”
By: Rida Mehtab