Manchester United’s Ander Herrera found himself on the fringes of things in recent weeks – Largely due to a rib injury which meant that he couldn’t play at full capabilities for almost a month. Herrera got his chance to return to the side due to Angel di Maria’s first-half injury, and he certainly took it by putting in a Man of the Match Performance.
Data analysts Squawka have an excellent comparison matrix on their website, and here we look at Yaya Toure’s stats matched up against Ander Herrera’s. As you can see, all the important stats a midfielder should excel in are dominated by our Spaniard, including most key passes, tackles won, goals scored and assists.
When you look at these stats, it comes as no surprise that Ander’s influence in the Hull game this weekend was a crucial one, and maybe, just maybe, Angel di Maria’s injury is somewhat of a blessing in disguise.
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