Hernandez - No more defeats
Javier Hernandez says Man Utd need to learn from their Ajax defeat if they are to retain the league title.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 25/02/12 12:39pm
Javier Hernandez has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they need to learn from their Ajax defeat if they are to retain the Premier League title.
The 23-year-old struck early on for the Red Devils during Thursday's Europa League second leg, however the Dutch contingent hit back to triumph 2-1 at Old Trafford, although United scraped into the last 16 on aggregate.
The Mexico international hopes the below-par performance at Old Trafford will give the club the scare they need to up their form, particularly at home, in order to maintain the pressure on league leaders Manchester City.
"We cannot afford any draws or losses in the Premier League. We need to learn from the Ajax game because it's not a good feeling," he told the Daily Mirror.
United's Theatre of Dreams results show four losses and three draws in all competitions, a far cry from last season's near-perfect 26 wins and three draws.
Sir Alex Ferguson's men have strung together more impressive results on their travels with just a solitary defeat each in the league, FA Cup and Europe.
The Premier League champions next face a determined Norwich City side on Sunday with hot-shot Hernandez aware a trip to Carrow Road will be no easy task.
"Now it's Norwich, which will be a difficult game," said the striker who has notched up four goals in as many games.
"It's a new ground for me and we're aiming to win to keep the pressure on Manchester City. Everyone feels very confident about the Premier League. We will keep doing our best and Manchester United will never give up.
"City are a very good team and that's why there are in first place, but we will fight until the last game.
"Every player wants to defend the title. On Sunday we have a very good test and we want to win it.
"There are players coming back, which is good for the team."
Hernandez took his goalscoring tally to 10 this season following the early strike against Ajax, giving him a welcome boost afer a difficult time battling injury.
"The goals motivate me a lot and I'm feeling good at the moment," he added.
"Whether I play one minute or 90 minutes, I will always do my best."