Paul Scholes has singled out Ander Herrera as the player who impressed him the most since joining Manchester United last summer.
Louis van Gaal made six new signings including Herrera in what was a club record spend in a single transfer window as part of his squad overhaul.
Herrera had a tough start to his United career thanks to a succession of injuries which made it hard for him to break through into the first-team on a regular basis but ever since being given a run of games by Louis van Gaal, he has been in superb form.
As far as compliments go for any United midfielder, they don’t come much higher than Scholes.
“I think it was difficult for all the signings at first – the first six, seven, eight months was probably very difficult,” Scholes told Newstalk FM.
“I think you’d have to say now that Herrera’s been the one who’s impressed me most.
“He’s another one that did struggle to get in the team early on, but now he’s playing really well, playing really good football, looks like he’s going to score goals, looks like he’s going to make goals.
“He’s been a great addition and he’s only a young lad as well so hopefully he can get even better.”
Herrera is already a fans’ favourite thanks to his charisma, infectiously happy persona and, of course, the fact he has become such an important player. Now, Herrera has worked his way into Scholes’ good books, so he’s certainly making all the right impressions and his burgeoning reputation is continuing to grow.