Days like yesterday are oh so satisfying. Manchester United were outstanding for ninety minutes, as the Red Devils put in an almost perfect performance. Chelsea just couldn’t cope with the team as a whole, but one man in particular really stood out.
Ander Herrera was absolutely everywhere. The lovable Spaniard man-marked Eden Hazard out of the game and didn’t give the Belgian a sniff. Defensively he was outstanding and he remained switched on for the full 90 minutes, as he put in a supremely disciplined performance.
When Manchester United were in possession, everything good also came through the 27-year-old. His range of passing was top-notch, and the ball he slid into Rashford for our first goal was weighted to perfection.
Herrera wrapped things up at the start of the second half with a goal of his own, albeit through a little bit of luck thanks to a deflection. It was a strike that he more than deserved and you could see how much it meant to him with his celebration.
Honestly, we’re so lucky to have him as one of our own, and it’s just brilliant to see him performing so well. His adoring fans were buzzing all over social media yesterday, and rightly so.
Have a look at some of the best tweets we’ve compiled here:
Herrera looking for Hazard during Rashford's goal celebration 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/uh2V3s8jbb
— ThomasEspiritoSanto_ (@Barima_Nketsiah) April 17, 2017
Breaking news: Hazard just filed a restraining order as Herrera found hidden behind bedside table.
— All For United (@allforunited) April 17, 2017
Ander Herrera appreciation tweet. What a player. pic.twitter.com/FM88Vd5l4Q
— Ryan Grant (@RyanGrant01) April 17, 2017
— Full Time Reds (@FULLTIMEREDS) April 17, 2017
Think those lads who posed as lawyers and went to Spain to sign Herrera were onto something ❤
— Lauren (@fateiskind) April 16, 2017
Ander Herrera goes home and empties his pockets on the table :
– Cell phone
– Eden Hazard pic.twitter.com/6Yxd4Tzrru
— The ManUtd Blog (@the_manutd_blog) April 16, 2017
22 games unbeaten! Thought the team collectively played well. Rashford at 19 was unbelievable! Herrera, Pogba, Young all played well #MUFC
— Mickey T (@therealMickeyT) April 16, 2017
Herrera's performance today was better than anything Kante has done.
— United Religion (@Unitedology) April 16, 2017
— Jeffrey _ This (@PaaJeff23) April 17, 2017