Javier Hernandez is charging ahead of his Manchester United teammates after scooping the fans’ vote for Player of the Month with a string of sterling strikes.
The Mexican forward has been forced to battle with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck for a place upfront but four vital goals in just over a week earned supporters’ nod for the award.
Chicharito grabbed an overwhelming 60% of the vote, fending off stiff competition from Van Persie (22%) and Rooney (8%).
The 24-year-old striker’s brace dragged United back from a two-goal deficit against Braga two weeks’ ago, and speaking after the tie he insisted that he is just happy to be playing, even in a super-sub role.
“I always say I enjoy it a lot here,” he said. “I have been ready since the start of the season and when the gaffer gives me my chance, I have to do my best.
“If I score it’s good. But if I don’t score the most important thing is the team.”
Hernandez then scored the winner to earn United’s first league win at Chelsea in more than a decade – he followed it up with a goal in their 5-4 Capital One Cup defeat.