Manchester United star Javier Hernandez says he's continuing to learn from Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie, with the striker revealing that the side's success has come from working for team goals rather than individual accolades.

Hernandez was seen as likely to go down the pecking order over the summer, with the acquisition of van Persie by Ferguson, but he has so far shone this season and scored more goals than Rooney and Welbeck combined.

As United go from strength to strength, and currently hold a seven point lead over their noisy neighbours at the top of the table, Hernandez says he is continually improving alongside his fellow strikers, and their common goal has put them in the driving seat for the title.

"When I play with Robin, Wazza or Danny we always talk a lot, whether it's about positioning, movement or our defensive duties," he told the Manchester Evening News.

"You need to communicate and encourage each other. It's a real strength of this team that there is such a good atmosphere among the players. Everyone gets on and there are no egos.

"The strikers all play for each other - there were a few passes I gave to Danny Welbeck against West Ham and both Robin and Wazza are great when I play alongside them, looking to pick out my runs.

Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez says he is continually learning off Manchester United's stars.

"I don't think 'I only have my job and that is what I concentrate on'. Here we want to win trophies and if we want to do that we need to help each other and be supportive.

"When you train and play with world-class players you also must have the best possible attitude to gain everything you can from playing alongside them. It is easier to improve when you are surrounded by good players.

The South American star also went so far as to claim that he is playing alongside two of the world's best in van Persie and Rooney, saying: "It is easy to learn from them because it's so obvious how good they are. They are two of the best strikers in the world."

For United, the tough period of the season has only just begun, and with City chasing hard to catch up to their rivals, keeping their winning run alive will be of the upmost importance when the side face Tottenham on Sunday.