Manchester United have shown a real grit and determination over the last month or so. The Red Devils’ players are giving it their all in an effort to turn around their fortunes.
Against AFC Bournemouth at the weekend, United needed to find that extra spark. Midway through the second half, Jose Mourinho made a double substitution that saved the game. Marcus Rashford came on, he scored the winner, although the big impact came from Ander Herrera.
The Basque midfielder brought energy, tempo and aggression to the midfield. From that point forward, United were on top and began to carve out openings. Dare I say it, but we always looked like scoring the winner.
Herrera has been sparingly used this term, but the fact that he came on and drove his team to all three points certainly would have put him right back in Mourinho’s plans. Don’t forget that it was the former Athletic Club man who was named United’s Player of the Year during the self-proclaimed Special One’s debut season…
Anyway, all credit to Herrera, and as you’d imagine, the fans are already campaigning that he starts against Juventus on Wednesday night. You have to say that it’s a move that is well worth making.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) November 5, 2018
Herrera was essential next week before today but it’s unthinkable that he won’t start against Juve and City now. #mufc need a mobile midfielder as that conduit between defence and attack and Matic is just not at it at the moment.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) November 3, 2018
Only thing to change v juve is Herrera for Matic. Everything else stays the same for me
— Harry•LUHM (@ManIikeJuan) November 4, 2018
Alexis and Herrera have to start against Juve. I’d start with:
Young ,Bailly ,Lindelöf ,Shaw
Fred, Herrera ,Pogba
Rashford ,Alexis ,Martial
Drop Smalling and Matic as they need a rest and we’d be much more mobile without them. This is arguably our most mobile team.#MUFC
— Mahrus Ahmed (@MahrusAhmed17) November 4, 2018
Just watched match again, Herrera is the first name on the teamsheet for me against Juve and City! Offers cover, intensity and always pops up on the edge of the box.
— Sati Taggar (@SatiTaggar) November 4, 2018
Herrera should start against Juve and City..pivotal!
— kEaNo 16 (@prasanthmennon) November 4, 2018
start Herrera, Pogba and Fred vs Juve. We’ll steal a point, trust me.
— Labile (@DatGuyDezza) November 3, 2018