It is fair to say Javier Hernandez is suffering from ‘Sophomore Syndrome’.
After a blinding debut season at Old Trafford, scoring 20 goals, Chicharito hasn’t found his second season quiet as enjoyable. Injuries have gone some way to disrupting his season but he has also had to contend with the form of burgeoning talent Danny Welbeck.
Welbeck has firmly secured his place in Sir Alex’s Ferguson’s team having ‘made his bones’ out on loan at Sunderland last season, and continues to justify his selection with solid performances and goals.
The youngster has seen his good form rewarded with an England call up and looks a cert for England’s Euro 2012 squad but Javier Hernandez is taking it in his stride.
Whilst he continues to take his chances when they are presented, he scored United’s equalising goal at Stamford Bridge at the start of the month, he is content biding his time as long as it helps United:
“Danny Welbeck is a brilliant player.
“He is only young but he went to Sunderland and did great things there. Then he came back here and has been unbelievable.
“That doesn’t upset me, competition is normal at a club like this.
“You need to be at your best to help the team. That is the most important thing.”