Ander Herrera explains why he’s thankful to Jose Mourinho

Manchester United secured their biggest result of the season over the weekend, with the Red Devils putting Chelsea to the sword in convincing fashion. Jose Mourinho would have been immensely proud of his players.

One man, in particular, stood out to me. Ander Herrera bossed the game from first minute till last, on both sides of the ball. Defensively, he had Eden Hazard in his pocket (some say he still hasn’t let him go).

Whilst on the attack, he picked the right pass more often than not and kept his teammates moving in the right direction. The ball into Marcus Rashford for Manchester United’s first goal was out of this world, and he also scored the second albeit from a deflection.

Now, he’s been speaking to United’s website about a variety of different subjects. The most intriguing read to me were his thoughts on his manager, and it’s fair to say he is loving life under the Portuguese boss.

“I am very thankful to him. This season has been the most regular one for me at the club and that is with Mourinho on the bench. I am very happy. He gave me, from the first day, a lot of confidence and he told me I was going to be an important player for him. I will always be thankful but football changes. We have great players and Manchester United has the capacity to sign big players, so I cannot sleep. I have to keep working, performing and giving what the manager wants me to give.” Manchester United’s official website Herrera told .

This is great to read. Ever since he has been at the club, the fans have been calling out for Ander Herrera to get given more starts, and I don’t think it comes as a coincidence that we play an awful lot better when the Spaniard is involved.

Mourinho knows a top player when he sees one, and the pair’s relationship definitely is a positive one at the moment. What I like the most is that the midfielder has vowed to keep on working hard to keep hold of his place, because that’s never an easy task at a club like Manchester United.

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