Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez turned down a move to Spanish side Valencia in order to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford, according to the player’s agent.
The La Liga outift were desperate to sign a striker to replace Roberto Soldado, who left for Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur earlier on in the summer, and one of their main targets was United striker, Hernandez.
Eventually, Valencia signed Helder Postiga from Real Zaragoza, but the agent of Hernandez has revealed that they were showing firm interest in the Mexican.
Little Pea, as he is known, struggles to break into United’s first-team because of competition with Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck, but his agent has admitted that his only focus is on United and he is ready to fight for a first-team place.
‘Valencia were really interested. I had the opportunity to talk to the sporting director but Javier wants to consolidate himself in Manchester.
‘Manchester United is his challenge. It has nothing to do with money. He wants to play and get a starting spot at United. He knows that he is in a very competitive team and that he must fight everyday for his place, from the dressing room to the training field.
‘But he is not afraid. He told me he is more motivated than ever.’
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt