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"I’ve always said, I would swap every one of my goals for a title with Manchester United."

– Chicharito

01/08/2012 09:15, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Chicha: Trophies, not goals

Javier Hernandez insists team achievements come before personal ambitions with more silverware for the Reds taking priority over scoring goals.

In an exclusive interview with Inside United, the Mexican striker says he doesn't allow himself to get "obsessed with scoring goals" and maintains that he would swap finding the net for more trophies.

"I’ve never had a goal target," insists Chicharito. "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 goals by himself. If the goals are coming then good, but as I’ve always said, I would swap every one of my goals for a title with Manchester United."

Sir Alex has already declared that winning the Barclays Premier League title back is the club's number one aim this season. And Chicharito believes that after the heartbreak of losing it in the dying moments last term, the Reds will come back stronger.

"It was difficult to believe, really," he said, in reference to last season's final day drama. "For so many years that type of game was a fable of Manchester United, with goals in the last minute [to win big games], and sometimes it is part of life to experience the bad moments like this one.

"It was a very strange day because in the space of one minute we thought that the title was going to be ours, and then City scored twice, and that’s it.

"When you win you learn to keep working hard in order to keep doing the things you did to win the title. And when you lose, you need to learn from the mistakes you made. It's not like one, two or three people are guilty of making mistakes –

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