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Herrera happy to play in No.10 role

by Sam Peoples

Ander Herrera is happy to play in the No.10 role for Manchester United if Louis van Gaal asks him to.

The Spaniard played in a more advanced role at Old Trafford on Saturday and was deservedly named Man of the Match for his performance.

Herrera has previously been used in a deeper central midfield role but he is happy for Van Gaal to use him wherever he sees fit and is more than capable of playing in multiple positions due to his versatility.

“Yes, I played like a no.10 and it is good because I can change positions,” Herrera said.

“I can give the manager more options. I think this was the best game of this season for us but we have to keep working and keep winning games because we want to be in the top places in the league.”

Juan Mata also had an excellent game linking up with Herrera and they were both able to feed Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao plenty of chances over the full 90 minutes. At the same time, Michael Carrick offered some great long through-balls so there was a real variety to United’s attack.

Herrera’s versatility will serve him well at United in terms of getting more playing time but he is seen more as a central midfielder than a No.10 playmaker, so it will be interesting to see if Van Gaal plays Herrera in the same position against Stoke or only used him there against Hull because he replaced Angel di Maria.

Which role do you think Herrera should play for Man United most often?

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