We’re all mates: Fan-favourite Javier Hernandez insists there is no room for ‘egos’ at Manchester United

By Chris Bailey

Goal-poacher Javier Hernandez has revealed Manchester United’s secret to success – simply being one big happy family.

With victory against Liverpool last Sunday, the Premier League leaders have amassed 55 points in 22 Premier League games – their highest ever total at this stage since three points for a win was introduced in 1981.

And Hernandez credits mutual respect, coupled with wanting each other to improve, as the basis for the successful campaign the Red Devils are currently enjoying.

“It’s a real strength of this team that there is such a good atmosphere among the players,” Hernandez told the club’s website. “Everyone gets on and there are no egos.

“I don’t think, ‘I only have my job and that is what I concentrate on’. Here we want to win trophies and if we want to do that then we need to help each other and be supportive.

“When I play with Robin [Van Persie], Wazza [Wayne Rooney] or Danny [Welbeck], we always talk a lot about positioning, movement or our defensive duties. You need to communicate and encourage each other.”

The Mexican is in no mood to let up on his own work rate either, as he seeks to help a United side on course for their 20th league title.

“I am always looking to improve my game, whether that’s my play outside the box or inside it,” added Hernandez, who has scored 13 times this term.

“I’m not saying I’m the perfect player inside the box. There is still work for me to do and I try to improve there. I’m learning all the time but the reason I want to improve is so that I can help the team.”

Image courtesy of Yahoo UK, with thanks

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