How long before Hernandez gets itchy feet?

Javier Hernandez

Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez has never been under more pressure at the club.

Robin Van Persie’s comments that he sees himself possibly playing at Manchester United for the rest of his career, has cast doubt over the future of Javier Hernandez at the club, despite all of his energy, enthusiasm and popularity.

Hernandez is the fourth choice striker at United at the moment and he may have been holding out for a chance, if another of the United forwards had been moved on or made way over the next couple of seasons.

Van Persie has made it clear that he’s probably going to see out the rest of his career at Old Trafford because he’ll be 30-years-old by the time the 2013/2014 season gets under way.

Add to the mix the fact that Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck are not going to be leaving the club any time soon and it’s easy to see why Hernandez has never been under more pressure.

He will get a chance over the next couple of weeks because of the games stacking up for United, which mean Sir Alex Ferguson will have to use every bit of his squad depth to compensate.

All Hernandez can do when he gets his chance is score goals, which will increase his chances of staying in the side.

The biggest thing which suggests that he may move on this summer is the fact that he has played very well this season when he has been given a chance. He’s doing everything he possibly can to become a more important striker for United.

He’s bagged eight goals in 15 Premier League appearances as well as two assists and he’s also scored eight goals altogether through his appearances in the Champions League, the FA Cup and the League Cup.

A lot of it is going to come down to his personal feelings and preference as to whether he wants to stay at Old Trafford and fight against players who are clearly, at the moment, going to get into the side ahead of him.

There will be plenty of decent teams in for him if he gets itchy feet and decides he does want to move on, which is a shame because he’s been a very effective player for United so far in his career.

There’s only so long he can go on playing before he just gets fed up that he’s not being given more of a chance. That’s nothing to do with the manager or the club, it’s just an unfortunate situation especially as Danny Welbeck seems to have come on hugely so far this season.

United fans, what can he do?

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