Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera had a positive game despite his side’s 2-1 defeat against Swansea City on Sunday.
The Spaniard began the game in the No.10 role behind Wayne Rooney and looked bright in the first half. After performing well against Club Brugge in midweek, Herrera kept his place and justified Louis van Gaal‘s decision to keep him in the side.
The 26-year-old was substituted in the 77th minute for Marouane Fellaini as Man United chased an equaliser and was ultimately helpless as his side fell to their first defeat of the season.
Herrera is so good. If only he had better finishers in front of him…
— Sergi Domínguez (@FutbolSergi) August 30, 2015
First big chance of the game is missed by Mata. Set up thanks to great work from…Herrera? He looks decent!
— MUFC Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) August 30, 2015
Herrera rekindles my faith in humanity. Some good football being played by United here.
— ManUnitedTalk (@ManUnitedTalk) August 30, 2015
Best of Mata whenever Herrera plays
— SMALL BOY, BiG GOD (@SeGzyB19) August 30, 2015
Herrera has been the best player. But he's coming off. Ok
— Conor Kelly (@KellyConorp) August 30, 2015
Shaw,Herrera, Darmian deserve so much better. So much better
— Nixon (@nixonsdsouza) August 30, 2015
overall united were very poor today as a team. positives were shaw, herrera & mata for me.
— Hosna (@Hosna_Sayed) August 30, 2015
Herrera, having not been called up to the Spanish national side, can now enjoy a two week break before United face Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Now that he has broken into the side, the midfielder will want to do enough to keep his place in van Gaal’s starting lineup. United were collectively poor against Swansea but fans will take solace in the fact that Herrera was possibly one of the more impressive performers on the day.