Robin van Persie v Javier Hernandez - Which United striker will come out on top?

Javier Hernandez celebrates goal for Mexico

Javier Hernandez is currently having a better season than Robin van Persie.

This summer Manchester United saw plenty of ins and outs at the club, including in the managerial position. David Moyes departed in late April, replaced by Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal in the summer.

He then set about making his own changes to the team. He brought in his own coaching staff and players. The likes if Daley Blind, Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo were his signings. He also snapped up Radamel Falcao on loan for the season from AS Monaco.

With his arrival two strikers left the club. Danny Welbeck was sold to Arsenal for £16 million while Javier Hernandez joined Real Madrid, who originally wanted Falcao, on a loan deal.

Since his departure Chicharito has impressed. He has scored four goals in nine appearances for Los Merengues, but only three of those games were as a starter.

Meanwhile, at Manchester United, their lead striker Robin van Persie has managed the three goals in 10 appearances. But he has certainly played more football. The Dutchman has played 848 minutes of football this season compared to the 316 minutes Hernandez has played for Real Madrid this campaign. So there is no doubt that he is the more in form striker.

Tonight he gets a chance to prove it, in front of Robin van Persie himself.

The Mexican is set to play for his country against The Netherlands in Amsterdam this evening, with both strikers set to be asked to lead the line for their respective nations.

And it will present Hernandez with the perfect chance to prove he should be considered a part of Manchester United's future just as much as the Dutch captain.

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