Carlo Ancelotti comments on loan star Javier Hernandez

Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti told reporters where on-loan Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez fits in his side, confirming he will get a starting role at the club.

Javier Hernandez has thrived in the different environment since his move to Real Madrid and has already scored two La Liga goals in 52 minutes of play - a rate of one goal every 26 minutes. 

Nevertheless, the Manchester United striker is yet to start a game in the league for Madrid, with his only start coming against Ludogorets in the Champions League. 

However, Carlo Ancelotti moved quick to answer reporters questioning the Mexican's role at the club, commenting: "Chicharito may be the best option in many cases'.

"The best quality he [Javier Hernandez] has is that he is fantastic to use in order to break the opposing line," Ancelotti said.

"I will try and use him in this regard because he is very clever in the area."

The 26-year-old moved from Manchester United - where he was a direct competitor of Falcao, Rooney and Van Persie - to Real Madrid where he competes with French star Karim Benzema for a place up front. 

Ancelotti confirmed that, in some games, the qualities of Chicharito may be more effective than the French international.

"Javier has different characteristics and Benzema might, occasionally, be more frustrated in the games that we have more trouble breaking the opposing defensive line down and need more depth."

The comments on the Mexican may come as a shock to some supporters who see Benzema as an immovable and important object of the Real Madrid side.

Many predicted a similar role for Hernandez when he moved to Real Madrid; a bench player with the occasional 20 minutes to grab a goal, usually when in search of a winner.

However, based on Ancelotti's comments, it seems the Mexican could look to play a big role for Real Madrid this season. And given their aims of a La Liga and Champions League double, that would be an incredibly impressive achievement for him if he is able to help provide. 

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