Manchester United manager David Moyes has reassured striker Javier Hernandez that he is part of the club's plans.
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Hernandez has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford after he retweeted an article by Sky Sports which quoted his Mexico teammate Carlos Vela saying he should consider his future at the club.
Carlos Vela says Javier Hernandez will have to consider his future at Man United if he does not play regularly. http://t.co/FiH5vu9WgN— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 3, 2013
Vela said: "Javier is my good friend -- and I hope he gets lots of chances this season at Manchester United. He is one of the best finishers in England and deserves chances under the new coach.
"If he plays regularly he will score, so I don't totally understand why a player of his quality has not played more games. If he doesn't play regularly he will need to think about leaving.
"You always want to succeed at the biggest clubs -- but if he is not given the chance there will be big teams in England and Europe wanting him."
Hernandez, 25, has made eight appearances in all competitions for United this season, scoring four goals.
He faces competition from the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck, but Moyes insists the forward remains an important player for the side.
"We need Javier Hernandez; he's very good for us," Moyes said. "He's scored a lot of goals over the last few years and continues to do so, so we'll continue to use him."
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.