David Moyes explains reasons behind Javier Hernandez's struggles at West Ham United

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Javier Hernandez has just four goals to his name since signing for West Ham United.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Shrewsbury Town and West Ham United at Montgomery Waters Meadow on January 7, 2018...

West Ham United boss David Moyes has told Football.London that Javier Hernandez’s struggles have come as a result of the form of Marko Arnautovic.

Hernandez has not scored in any of his last seven Premier League appearances and he has failed to break into Moyes’ starting line-up with any regularity.

Moyes has handed Hernandez just one start in the league since taking charge, but the Scottish boss insists that he believes that the Mexican is a quality striker.

Javier Hernandez of West Ham celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on August 19, 2017 in...

“The form of Marko Arnautovic and Antonio at the start has made it difficult for Chicharito and he was injured when I first arrived,” Moyes said.

“He is a really good player, he thrives on things in and around the box but sometimes we haven’t had the service to him.”

Hernandez was actually sold by Moyes the last time the pair worked together, when they were at Manchester United.

Javier Hernandez of West Ham lays injured during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2017 in London, England.

The 29-year-old’s future at West Ham has fallen in to doubt lately, with some suggestions that he could be set to depart this month emerging.

Hernandez could be required to start for West Ham tomorrow, though, as Moyes’ side look to continue their march up the Premier League standings.

The Hammers are now in 15th place in the top flight table, and take on Huddersfield Town tomorrow.

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