But the Mexico international claims he is just a part of Sir Alex Ferguson's 'jigsaw puzzle' and he is happy to play his part, whether from the starting line-up or the bench.
"I have no problems being on the bench," Hernandez said in The Sun. "I understand that football is a team sport, not like golf or tennis, so you have to help your team when you play from the beginning but also when you come on from the bench.
"We are like pieces of a jigsaw and the boss decides how to use us. If Ferguson picks me for the starting line-up, that would be great but, if not, that's fine, too."
"We know they have world-class strikers like we have but, whoever we face, we'll be ready," he said. "Off the back of a couple of clean sheets, we'll be confident to let our boys at the front pull them apart."