Hernandez ready for striking challenge
Javier Hernandez insists he is up for the battle for places in the Manchester United attack following the arrival of Robin van Persie.
The Mexican striker believes the team can only benefit from having strength in depth as Sir Alex Ferguson's men aim to go one better than rivals Manchester City this season.
It's fair to say that United have an embarrassment of riches up front with last season's top scorer from Arsenal joining the club to supplement a squad that can already boast Hernandez, England duo Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck as well as Dimitar Berbatov.
Even if the Bulgarian international moves on before Friday's transfer deadline, Hernandez could still be forgiven for feeling a little concerned about his own involvement this season.
However, the 24-year-old is adamant he is more than happy with life at Old Trafford despite reports suggesting he could leave himself after failing to figure so far this term.
Those rumours appear to have little foundation anyway particularly in the wake of Rooney's injury which will present Hernandez with the chance to stake a claim for a regular run.
He told United's official website: "The great thing about this club is you know you will get opportunities because we play so many games in different tournaments.
"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.
"The gaffer has the decisions to make, but for me I just focus on doing my best every day in training and in every game so I can help my team-mates get closer to achieving our targets of winning the league and all the competitions we play in."