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Javier Hernandez is a model professional and a dedicated player.
Last year, Robin van Persie said (via The Sun): "I love Chicharito’s enthusiasm. I love how he plays and trains and does his work off the pitch after training."
“A couple of weeks ago he wasn’t playing as much, but he was in the gym every day doing extra work and that sets a big example for everyone."
The Dutchman was speaking in December, but Hernandez remained a marginalised player through this year.
He has been played little, starting only eight games in the Premier League—the same number as Anderson and Paul Scholes.
In an interview with The Sun last month, Hernandez said (via Daily Mail): "It is frustrating. All the players in the world want to start every single game, every week. Of course any player wants that."
"I’m happy to be at this club but I’d love more games. My attitude is that even when the gaffer wants me to be on the bench I’m going to do my best."
After Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement at the end of the season, Hernandez said (via The Sun): "When I retire it will be satisfying to say that I was one of Alex Ferguson’s boys."
In an increasingly money-driven game, the Mexican forward's words are refreshing. His loyalty to the club must be rewarded.