The Spanish pair go way back and have played together in the Spanish youth teams as well as against each other when they were both beginning their careers in La Liga.
Mata and Herrera have put in some of their most influential performances of the season whilst on the pitch together and it appears their history seems to bring the best out of each other.
Whilst speaking to Manchester United’s official website on Wednesday, Mata had plenty of praise for his new Old Trafford team mate.
“I think maybe we see the game in the same way,” Mata told ManUtd.com.
“We are different players but we like to play the same way, which is to try to pass, to assist, to move and to find the gaps in the opposition defence. Ander is a great player and everyone who plays with him enjoys it.”
Herrera started his United career in the best possible way with back-to-back goals against QPR and Leicester whilst Mata continued his good goal scoring run, most recently getting the winner against Crystal Palace.
The duo were both involved in one of United’s more convincing victories of late against Hull City as well as Monday night’s win over Southampton that moves the side in third place.