Javier Hernandez still needed at Manchester United, insists David Moyes

Javier Hernandez of Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 25, 2013 in Manchester, England.
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David Moyes insists Javier Hernandez remains part of his plans after the striker's future at Manchester United was called into question.

Moyes and keeper David de Gea are in total agreement that United cannot afford to take Sociedad lightly. United go into the match with seven points from their three Group A outings, and requiring just one more win to reach the 10 Sir Alex Ferguson always felt was enough to secure a knockout berth. Given their opponents have yet to muster so much as a draw on their return to the elite competition after a 10-year absence, the task appears straightforward. Moyes and De Gea are united in their belief looks can be deceptive. "I certainly won't take anything for granted," said Moyes. "I have a lot of respect for Sociedad, and we will have to play well on Tuesday if we are going to get those 10 points which will get us over the line." De Gea added: "It's very difficult to play at the level Real Madrid and Barcelona are at. "They might not be at the top level yet but it's obvious Real Sociedad have been playing great football over the years."

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