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Manchester United striker 'considered quitting football'

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has given a 'bares-all' interview in his homeland of Mexico.

Javier Hernandez has had a tough time of it so far at Manchester United this season, but it's nothing compared to his early Chivas days apparently.

The striker has made just one Premier League start all season, doing little to allay fears he would remain a bit-part player at the Red Devils.

He is not one to complain though, at least not yet. Most likely the humble 25-year-old is just glad to be there at all.

The 25-year-old has given an exclusive television interview in his homeland of Mexico to be broadcast on Sunday evening - where he admits tougher times are certainly behind him.

Chicharito reveals he suffered an early crisis of confidence at previous club Chivas, and considered quitting the game altogether.

He said: "I had a tough time at Chivas because I lost all confidence in myself and I questioned whether that was the path God had chosen for me."

The interview, broadcast by Telemundo, will also address what it is like to play for one of the world's biggest clubs and his exploits with the national team.

He recently lost his place in the Mexican national team, relegated to the bench, and his exploits at United are likely to come under closer scrutiny as his profile in his homeland increases even beyond the level it's at now.

David Moyes will at some stage likely hand the striker a run in the side, and it is one he will need to take. 

It's unlikely United will willingly cash in on his services, but if his playing time does not increase by the time the season is out - if the striker himself kicks up enough of a fuss, the club may not be able to hold him back.

United fans what do you think of Hernandez' predicament?

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