Chicharito motivated by treble desire

Manchester United's Javier Hernandez is eager for the club to wrest back the silverware they missed out on last season.

Football News: Javier Hernandez

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Despite finishing the previous campaign level on points with Manchester City, Manchester United conceded the Premier League title to their neighbours on goal difference in a spectacular end to a rollercoaster season. 

Hernandez told the club's official website that finishing empty-handed has left everyone on the red side of Manchester very motivated to fill the Old Trafford trophy cabinet once more.

"I think all the Manchester United fans, all the people who work at the club, all the players, the boss and all the coaching staff are looking forward to starting the season because we know that last term was a very disappointing campaign because we saw other teams that have a great rivalry with us win trophies," he shared.

"So we need to come back to our best as a team, as a club and try to win every competition that we play. The philosophy of Manchester United is to keep playing, to keep enjoying, to keep working and to keep fighting."

The Mexican revealed that the squad had found themselves in unfamiliar territory, watching rivals City lift the Premier League trophy, Chelsea succeeding in their Champions League and FA Cup ambitions and Liverpool winning the League Cup.

"We need to learn from that disappointment. It was a very strange season because we know that Manchester United have always won trophies in their history, and last season we only won the Community Shield at the start of the season and then we didn't win anything," Hernandez stated.

"So it was very disappointing but we need to look forward. I think that's going to help us as a team because all the experienced players and all the young ones want to learn and to keep fighting because we don't want a repeat of last season."

With United recently completing the signing of Robin van Persie, Hernandez admits competition for striking places has heated up this season, but he insisted he would take whatever opportunity comes his way.

"I think having that competition in the team can be good, to keep fighting for that place will make you and the other players play at their best because everyone - the strikers, the midfielders, the defenders, the goalkeepers - all want to be in the XI so they need to keep improving and work hard. It's normal for a footballer, so I'm going to be ready whenever the gaffer wants me to play," he said.

"If it's one minute or 90 minutes, I want to do my best to help the team win titles."

The former Guadalajara player had a respectable conversion rate in his first season with the Red Devils, but the goals dried up in the subsequent campaign as a result of nagging injury problems. However, Hernandez revealed that he hopes to contribute more than just goals for the team this year.

"I don't want to be obsessed with scoring goals, I don't want to be only that player who only scores goals, and if I score goals I've played well and if I didn't score goals I played badly. It's more about doing my best for the team - if the goals come then great, but if someone else scores instead of me then it's still great for the United fans and for the club," he stated.

"You can never play one man against 11, and one player can never score all the goals by himself. If the goals are coming then good, but as I've always said, I would swap every one of my goals for a title with Manchester United."

Many Red Devils fans remember the 1999 campaign in which the club celebrated the treble, and it is the 24-year old's biggest desire to bring glory of such magnitude back to Old Trafford.

"My real dream - and I swear it is not about scoring the biggest goal - is to win the Treble. One year at least, I want to win the league, I want to win the Champions League - we were so close in my first year - and I want to win the FA Cup and the League Cup," Hernandez said.

"I think the Treble is the most complicated thing in the world for any club to win. So that is my dream, to lift all those trophies in one season."

Manchester United kick off the new Premier League season with a game against Everton at Goodison Park this Sunday.

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