Moyes explains striker snub and claims 'no problems' between him and West Ham star
By Laura O’Leary
David Moyes has squashed the notion that Javier Hernandez should fear for his West Ham future following his arrival.
The new Hammers boss spoke about the striker in an interview with the Guardian, to ease suspicions that there was any problems between the pair.
When in charge of Manchester United, Moyes did not select Hernandez very often.
The Mexican international started only six league games and two Champions League games in Moyes’ only season at United.
The Scottish manager explained his selection decision, stating: “It was difficult for him at United because I had Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Shinji Kagawa, so there was lots of competition.
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“But he’ll be treated the same here, if he’s playing well and scoring, no problems.”
The 29-year-old striker was signed by Slaven Bilic for West Ham in July 2017 from Bayer Leverkusen.
So far in his debut season for the Hammers, the striker has scored four goals in 13 appearances across all competitions.
However, the 29-year-old may now be ruled out by injury, as he left the field early during an international friendly for Mexico with a suspected hamstring injury.
Moyes took over West Ham on November 7 ahead of the international break, after Bilic was sacked following a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool.
The Hammers are in the bottom three of the Premier League after winning just nine points from their first 11 games.
Moyes’ first game in charge is against Watford on November 19 at Vicarage Road.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers are reportedly lining up a move for this former Premier League defender.