Manchester United’s Ander Herrera still in Italy ahead of Everton

by Sam Koster

Manchester United’s Ander Herrera hasn’t yet returned to Manchester from his short break in Italy which he took during this international break.

Having been left out of Spain’s squad, van Gaal allowed Herrera to visit Italy for a few days after spending the early part of the international break training at Carrington.

Herrera has been unavailable for a few games now and there are questions about whether his fitness issues will rule him out of the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday.

With Wayne Rooney experiencing a barren-spell of form and Bastian Schweinsteiger experiencing a minor injury whilst on international duty with Germany, plenty fans see this as the ideal opportunity for Herrera to regain his place in the starting XI, something many feel should be customary anyway. An injury would of course rule that out.

Herrera’s had a tough time of it this season. Much like he did in his debut campaign at United. Last season, he fought his way into the starting XI off the back of some good performances and quickly established himself as one of van Gaal’s most important players.

He’s had to try and do the same thing again this year following the likes of Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin being signed, which is a really unfortunate scenario for him to be in.

All that he can wait for is a chance and when he gets one he’s got to make sure he takes it. Whether that ends up being against Everton remains to be seen but the fact Schweinsteiger has returned and Herrera is in Italy does indicate the Spaniard could be set to miss out on this weekend’s game.

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