Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez hopes to start in the Europa League against Ajax.

With Sir Alex already confirming he'll field his strongest team at the Amsterdam ArenA, United are out to secure a commanding position ahead of next week's Old Trafford return.

"Playing at home in the second leg is important but it's only a small advantage - it doesn't guarantee victory," Hernandez told MUTV.

"It'll be a difficult game but we'll go to Amsterdam looking to win.

"The Champions League is the best competition in Europe and it's a bit strange to be in the Europa League. But we want to win every tournament we enter.

"Both teams have a lot of history in Europe, so it should be a great game."