The Mexican made his 30th appearance of the season during Monday's derby defeat to City at Old Trafford, yet of those, only 19 have been starts.
In the Premier League, Hernandez has begun only six games, making his eight-goal scoring return even more impressive.
Little wonder therefore he has been linked with moves to various clubs this summer as speculation intensifies about the potential arrivals of Robert Lewandowski and Atletico Madrid's much sought-after Radamel Falcao.
But no-one could ever accuse Hernandez of not being a team man.
And despite his frustrations, it is clear he will be ready should Sir Alex Ferguson decide to call on him for Sunday's trip to Stoke.
"All the players in the world want to start every single game," he said.
"I am happy to be at this club.
"Of course I would love to start more often but I will keep the same attitude.
"When the gaffer wants me on the bench or the starting line-up I will do my best. My attitude is going to be very good because I want to respect the club, my team-mates and the coach."