Manchester United Football Club take part in the biggest game of their season so far tomorrow night. The Europa League final against Ajax is going to be a huge test for the eleven players that take to the field, but, if we play well, I have every faith that we’ll come out on top.
One man who has an absolutely huge individual role to play is Ander Herrera. The Basque-born central midfielder, alongside Paul Pogba, will have to win the battle in the middle of the park to control the match. If he manages to do that, we have an excellent shot at glory.
Manchester United’s Player of the Year has been speaking to the media ahead of the eagerly anticipated clash, and he spared a thought for his injured teammates including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ashley Young.
Herrera said that those guys who are injured are helping behind the scenes, and every single member of the squad (injured or not) are hugely important and if we do win it; it’ll be a victory for everyone.
“I always say this is a team sport, we are a team,” he said, as per Sky Sports News. “The reason we have won two titles (Community Shield and EFL Cup) this season is because everyone has been there, working, helping. This final is for everyone.
“Of course 11 players will be on the pitch but everyone is ready to help and push for their team-mates. So, if we win it, it will be for everyone. Everyone has been part of this.”
“Zlatan and Ash (Young) have very good experience. We need everyone.”
“When you want to win a European trophy and you want to make a good season, it is not only on the pitch, you need help from the outside. Zlatan is here to help, Ash is also here to help. We are a team who is together. Everyone is important.”
“He is with us, he is supporting us. I think he is very good. He is optimistic. He is 100 per cent sure he will be back because he cannot stop winning. He cannot stop scoring. For sure, he will be back at the best.”
Once again, Ander comes out and reaffirms our love for him. This is an overseas player who just gets Manchester United and we’re lucky to call him one of our own.
No doubts that he’ll give absolutely everything for the cause in Stockholm tomorrow night and I’ve lost track on the countless of occasions where he has really led from the front in that regard. A future captain in my opinion.
Anyway, Ibrahimovic has always been an influential figure ever since his arrival, and to hear that he is having a positive effect on proceedings behind the scenes, that can only be a good thing.