Manchester United Football Club are looking like a totally different outfit already under Jose Mourinho. Although we’ve got plenty of new additions in the squad, that’s not the only reason – our new coach has instilled that winning belief and elite mentality once again.
Last year we had plenty of passengers who clearly didn’t thrive in Louis van Gaal’s system, and one of the biggest sufferers in the Dutchman’s side was Ander Herrera. He was barely given a chance, and when he got minutes they were extremely limited.
Already, the clever 27-year-old is looking like a different player under Jose Mourinho, and has a start to his name in the Premier League opener. Herrera has been speaking to United’s official site about his new position in the team, and he’s clearly enjoying it.
“I had to do a different role in the team and I think I can be important there for the manager.” Ander Herrera told ManUtd.com “I have spoken with the manager and we are agreed with that, that I can be an important player for the team and that I can help the team in that position. I think I can win a lot of balls back for the team. My instinct is to try to win the ball back for the team as quickly as possible.
“I felt really, really good and not only with the ball, but also without it. The team was very compact, you can feel that always you are pressing the ball when you have two or three team-mates close to you, helping you, so I want to keep doing the same and helping the team.”
Last term really was one to forget for the lovable Spaniard, but he clearly has it in him to turn things around. I wasn’t the only red to lose plenty of faith in him over the last twelve months, but I’m hoping he can prove me wrong.