Javier Hernandez
Hernandez has scored 50 goals in 117 appearances for United.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has rejected the chance to join Valencia after entering discussions with the La Liga club.

The Mexican forward is fourth choice striker at Old Trafford and missed the opening Premier League win over Swansea City at the weekend with a hamstring injury

Hernandez made 34 appearances last season for the Premier League champions but finds himself down the pecking order behind last season's top scorer Robin van Persie as well as Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck.

And Valencia, who parted ways with last season's top scorer Roberto Soldado this summer, made contact with Hernandez regarding a move to the Mestalla but the 25 year old remains determined to fight for his place.

"Of course he wants to play more, to have more minutes, to participate more, but he wants to do it at United, he wants to defend the title and go far in the Champions League," Hernandez's agent Eduardo Hernandez told El Universal.

"The interest from Valencia was real. He had the chance to speak with the sporting director [Braulio Vazquez] but Javier, I reiterate, wants to stay at Manchester United, this is the challenge. He was very grateful to Valencia and the other clubs who called him.

"It's not a question of money - we didn't even talk about that subject, there's only one subject for Javier: he wants to play and be a starter at United."

"He knows it's a very competitive club and that he has to fight to play every day, in the dressing room and on the training ground, but he's not scared, he says he's more motivated than ever," Hernandez added.

"[His outlook] is the same as when he moved to English football; to triumph. Now, with the new manager, he has a lot of hopes, a big desire to play and to grow as a footballer. This season is a new challenge for him.

"He wants to triumph in England. He knows that a starting spot comes with working hard and he has to take advantage of the opportunities that come his way, like he did with Alex Ferguson."

The Mexico international scored his first official United goal of his career against Valencia in the Champions League during his debut campaign in English football and has since gone on to play a central role in two Premier League title wins.

Despite having scored 50 goals in 117 games for United across three seasons at Old Trafford, Hernandez has failed to cement a consistent place in the first-team, often being consigned to an impact role off the bench.

While David Moyes' tenure at United is still in its infancy Hernandez will be eager to learn of the role he has to play this season, particularly if Wayne Rooney stays beyond the end of the summer transfer window.