By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Van Persie joined the club over the summer as the Premier League top scorer last season with 30 goals and his wonder goal on his home debut over the weekend against Fulham may not bode well for the Manchester United strikeforce, but Hernandez is unfazed by the prospect of competing against the Dutch maestro for a spot in the starting eleven.
Instead, Hernandez is looking forward to having a world class player like Van Persie to learn from and believes that the competition will serve to up the standard of the team.
"I think in life you never stop learning, no matter what age you are," he told Manchester United's official website, "I try to learn from all my team-mates, but obviously it's great to watch the other strikers in particular. They have all helped me a lot and I know I will learn a lot off Robin because he is a world-class striker who has a lot to give to the team and a lot to teach us all.
"I think for people that just love football, Robin is like Wazza and other top players, you just need to see them play. Even if you're not a United fan, you should watch players like Robin and Wazza because they are world class. Robin is someone I have always enjoyed watching - he did a lot of great things for Arsenal and we want him to do the same for us."
With Manchester United regularly fighting for trophies on four fronts, Hernandez believes that there will always be opportunities for him to play, but it will be up to him to impress the manager by playing well.
"The great thing about this club is you know you will get opportunities because we play so many games in different tournaments. There is competition for places but you always have that. I had that in youth teams when I was growing up and we have it here now because you need a big squad of players.
"There are only 11 places each week and you need to do your best to get one of those places, but it's great to have that competition because it means every player will have to raise the level of their game.
"The gaffer has the decisions to make, but for me I just focus on doing my best every day in training and in every game so I can help my team-mates get closer to achieving our targets of winning the league and all the competitions we play in."
The Champions League group stage draw takes place this Thursday and Manchester United will be hoping to improve on their performance in the competition after bowing out in the first round last season.
When asked about whether whether there is a sense of unfinished business after the early exit, Hernandez agreed.
He added: "Of course and even from the season before when we lost the final. As I always say we want to fight to win every tournament we play in and the Champions League is a big target of ours. It's a great competition to play in. I always followed it as a kid and it's one I really want to win, we all do.
"Yes, of course we want to improve our home form, but we see last season as being in the past now. We just want to look forward and learn from the mistakes we made and make sure they are not repeated this season.
The Red Devils lost their opening fixture to Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park and the Mexico international felt that it only served to illustrate the Premier League's reputation as the most competitive league in the world.
"We were all disappointed to lose the first game but the great thing about football is every weekend you have a chance to put the disappointing moments behind you and get the result you want.
"Every team is strong in this league. That's why I believe the Premier League is the best in the world because it's so competitive. You can't go into any game thinking it will be easy. You never have easy games at a club like United.
"So you need to be at the top of your game, mentally, physically and technically in every match if you want to achieve your targets and our target is get that trophy back."