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15/08/2012 21:31, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Chicharito's Treble dream

You still delivered 12 goals and some important points, though, despite your injuries…
Yes, but I'd trade all those goals for the title.

How do you stay positive when you're injured?
My team-mates help me a lot, the mood is good and it's an environment where we all want to help each other. And my family as well. My family and my closest friends are the biggest part of my life and they help my in the good times and the bad.

What will you look to improve upon this season?
Every year, every player needs to look to improve. You never stop learning – tactically, mentally, physically.

As ever, there’s going to be a lot of competition for places up front at United next season – what can you do to stake your place in the team?
Like I always say, there are parts of your life when you’re going to have competition. Even if you’re in the youth team you will have competition in your position, that’s normal. I think having that competition in the team can be good, to keep fighting for that place will make you and the other players play at their best because everyone – the strikers, the midfielders, the defenders, the goalkeepers – all want to be in the XI so they need to keep improving and work hard. It’s normal for a footballer, so I’m going to be ready whenever the gaffer wants me to play. If it’s one minute or 90 minutes, I want to do my best to help the team win titles.

You’ve said you never set any goal targets, but not even privately…?
No, I’ve never had a goal target. I don’t want to be obsessed with scoring goals, I don’t want to be only that player who only scores goals, and if I score goals I’ve played well and if I didn’t score goals I played badly. It’s more about doing my best for the team – if the goals come then great, but if someone else scores instead of me then it’s still great for the United fans and for the club. You can never play one man against 11, and one player can never score all the

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