Ander Herrera‘s performances of late have got Manchester United fans reminiscing about Paul Scholes.
The way in which the Spaniard is beginning to control games is glorious to watch and he is growing in stature with every passing match.
Earlier this season it was good to hear from Herrera that Scholes is one of his idols and so he should be given that he is one of the best passers to have ever played the game but although he is keen to emulate the ginger genius in what he did for Man United, Herrera made it clear what he thought the idea of emulating him.
Replying to a fan on his official Facebook page who labelled him as the new Scholes, Herrera said: “There will never be another Scholes. He was a one off.”
Herrera might not be able to become the new Scholes but he can replicate so much of his influential midfield play and become the heartbeat of United in his own right.
On more than one occasion he has shown his potential and against Chelsea last weekend he showed his discipline by playing in an unorthodox defensive midfield role because Louis van Gaal needed him to.
Herrera has got a full bag of tricks – passing, tackling, intelligence, ability, charisma and so much more, characteristics which have all combined to make him such an important player under van Gaal having previously been kept out of the team.
While he’s not the new coming of Scholes, Herrera has quickly cemented himself as a fans’ favourite with his infectious attitude and style of play so, in that sense, he’s already halfway there to emulating the influence Scholes had on proceedings.