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Hernandez hails young Devils

STRIKER Javier Hernandez believes Manchester United’s younger players have helped maintain hunger within the squad.

The 23-year-old may be considered a first-choice forward alongside Wayne Rooney, but Danny Welbeck has made a big impression this season.

And with the likes of fellow-youngster Phil Jones making an impact, Hernandez thinks there is a healthy rivalry in the squad.

“I’ve come to learn that there will always be competition. I think we have a good mix of youth and experience and that will be very important for us.”

Meanwhile, United striker Michael Owen will be sidelined for six weeks with a thigh injury, according to the Premier League champions.

The 31-year-old sustained the injury in the opening minutes of this month’s 2-0 home victory over Otelul Galati in the Champions League.