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Striker says this is the part of season all players look forward to

Javier Hernandez: Manchester United striker excited by season's climax

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Javier Hernandez is excited by the season's climax and is hoping to play a key role as Manchester United go in search of a 20th league title.

The Mexican picked up his first Premier League winners' medal with the Red Devils last season and is now looking to add to his collection in May.

United are three points clear of neighbours Manchester City with eight games to go, and while there may be some nail-biting in the stands over the coming weeks, the 23-year-old says there are no nerves within the champions' squad.

"It's a part of the season that all the players want to be involved in," he told ESPN.

"It's a long season so these final few games are more emotional for everyone, but we have a big chance to win the Premier League again.

"We're in a great position because it depends on us - if we win all our games, we'll win the league. We're not in Europe so we'll probably be a little bit fitter, because we're only playing each weekend and have long weeks to rest and prepare for each game."


Having not been an automatic starter this season the striker is focused on training and is aiming to improve every day.

"I want to be a world-class player, so I need to work on every aspect of my game: my movement, goals and body strength, because I'm not the tallest or the strongest," he added.

"I need to be ready to compete in this tough league because it's very physical, quick and technical. With the help of the coaches and my team-mates, I'm improving day by day.

"I do my best and if the manager wants me to play one minute or 90 minutes, I need to be ready to help the team."

Hernandez netted a brace against Wolves in the 5-0 demolition of the basement side taking his tally to 12 for the season, and manager Sir Alex Ferguson thinks it could give the striker a confidence boost at a crucial time of the season.

He said in his programme notes: "Chicharito got a couple that he needed to bring back his confidence - and a confident Hernandez could be a winner for the closing stages."

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