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Alex faces Hernandez headache

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has revealed Javier Hernandez is leaving him with a dilemma as to whether he drop the Mexican striker for the visit of Southampton on Wednesday.

Hernandez, 24, has scored 14 goals so far this season despite not being a regular starter for the Premier League leaders.

But he has had to battle with Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck for a place in United's line-up. Hernandez scored two goals as United knocked Fulham out of the FA Cup on Saturday but may find himself on the bench when the Saints come to Old Trafford, with van Persie likely to return for the Premier League fixture.

The Dutchman was rested for the Cup tie but Ferguson cannot be expected to leave the league's top scorer out of a match where United's lead at the top might be cut to two points by kick-off if champions Manchester City beat bottom-of-the-table QPR on Tuesday. ‘He got a break in the summer, got the little rest and shown the benefit, It's a terrible dilemma when I've got that lad there.

Sometimes I leave him out to bring in Robin van Persie, but as I explain to him, we regard him so highly,’ Ferguson said of Hernandez.

‘He's a fantastic professional, unbelievable attitude to the game, never stops running or working and every training session's the same, so I'm really pleased for him.’ United midfielder Anderson reckons they have a team capable of repeating that same hat-trick of trophies in the one season. ‘Of course,’ the Brazilian said when asked if he thought United could complete the Treble this season. ‘We have unbelievable players. I know the boss has two or three teams. He doesn't play 11 players all the time, he changes players and I think he has an unbelievable squad.,’ he said.
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