Manchester United Football Club’s season has finished, with Jose Mourinho’s men scooping two trophies. One of the mainstays in Jose Mourinho’s team was Ander Herrera, with the Basque-born man becoming an integral part of our plans thanks to his excellent energy and on-field passion.
The 27-year-old is adored by his teammates and the fans and at times this campaign, he really has carried us through games. When I think of a great display, I look to that home game against Chelsea.
In that match, Herrera absolutely took Eden Hazard out of the game with a man-marking masterclass. The Belgian played one of his worst games of the season in that game at Old Trafford, and it’s clear to see that the man himself also points to that game as the best team performance of the campaign.
“In the league, I think Chelsea at home was maybe the most satisfying performance of the season. Not from a personal point of view, because I never think personally, but for the team. We were facing the league leaders and, at that time, they were scoring in every game and no-one could beat them – but we did it. It was a very good day, so if I could choose one game, I’d choose that one.” Herrera told Manchester United’s official website.
On the whole, it was the complete performance, with the goals coming from the man himself Herrera and Marcus Rashford. Defensively, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo played an absolute blinder, with David de Gea also putting in a commanding goalkeeping display.
If we can replicate these kind of performances on a regular basis against the big clubs, then I’ve no doubts that we’ll challenge for Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho.
It’s a learning curve for his players and after the summer transfer window, I think we’ll be in a much better position overall.