Chicharito enjoying time at Old Trafford

Updated: Jan 11, 2012, 13:25 PM IST

Manchester: Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has insisted he is still enjoying his time in the Premier League despite a tougher second season at Old Trafford.

Chicharito has struggled for fitness this term, being ruled out earlier in the season with various injuries including an ankle strain, and he has therefore struggled to rediscover his goal-scoring form of last season.

The Mexican scored 20 goals in his debut season in English soccer last term, but insists he is not worried about having netted just six times this campaign.

Speaking to MUTV, Hernandez said: “There are different circumstances because I have had more injuries this season than last year, but I am still enjoying it.

“I am still learning and working hard, trying to improve day by day.”

The forward believes every season at United will become more difficult as rival defenders and managers learn how to deal with his style of play.

“I think each year it is going to be more difficult,” he continued. “In the first season, not only the defenders but also the coaches didn’t know me."

"I think now, and in the third and fourth seasons, they are going to know me even more. But good players like Wayne [Rooney], [Robin] Van Persie and [Didier] Drogba have been here five, six years or more and still play at the same high level. I need to keep working to do the same.”

Not only have injuries affected his playing time this season, but the form of Danny Welbeck and the resurgence of Dimitar Berbatov have seen the striker struggle to hold down a regular starting place.

He added: “Everyone knows Berbatov is a brilliant player. His touch and technique are unbelievable. Then you have Wazza [Wayne Rooney], who is a world-class player, and Danny Welbeck, who is doing very well this season."

“Kiko [Macheda] has gone out on loan but is another good striker, as is Mame [Diouf]. We are very strong in that department and in the other positions too.”

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