Mexican international Hernandez, 25, has been on the fringes of the United first team this season as manager David Moyes has preferred to use Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck up front, but with injuries to Rooney and van Persie, the striker known as 'the Little Pea' was given an opportunity to shine against Newcastle United, and he didn't disappoint, producing a superb display which was capped off by the third goal in United's 4-0 win.
Hernandez's strike against the Magpies was just his ninth goal of the season, and only his fifth Premier League start of the campaign, and with the World Cup on the horizon, the Mexican has admitted to feeling frustrated with his part in the United setup under Moyes this term.
"It's been a very hard season for me, but I'm trying to be very patient, and to work to try to speak on the pitch”, he told the Manchester United official website. "I have nine goals at the moment, so I'll keep working, be patient and speak on the pitch like I always do."
"I'm happy, I played for 90 minutes and it's a long time since I started a game. The World Cup is coming so I need time to prove, whether they give me one minute or 90, that I'm ready and that I want to contribute to the team to help us have a better season."
"We're all ready to play, and that performance today showed that we are going to make difficult choices for the manager for that next game”, added the former Guadalajara hitman.
Many can point to mistakes that Moyes has made in his first season in charge after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson last summer, but selling Hernandez could be right up there. A number of clubs have been linked with moves for 'Chicharito', including Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, but to have such a dangerous player in the squad is a huge bonus for Moyes, and letting him go to a direct rival could be even worse than spending £27.5m on Marouane Fellaini.