Ander Herrera has every intention of trying to earn himself a regular spot in Manchester United’s starting XI and isn’t afraid to work hard for his chances.
During the international break, Herrera was training back at Man United’s training ground and that hard work paid dividends with a stunning performance against Everton.
Looking ahead to the future, Herrera made it clear he wanted to be starting more games for Man United and said he will do everything he can to make that happen.
“I have trained really hard in these two weeks,” he said.
“I wanted to play as soon as possible and the manager gave me the chance. I enjoyed the chance he gave to me and I want to keep helping the team. I am a team player and when I play I will do my best.
“I scored and got an assist, so I can enjoy. I am very happy. I want to be a top player and I have to play like this always. You want to always be in the team but this is Manchester United. You have to play really good if you want to be in the team every day, so that’s what I want to do.
“I think people are happy with me and they value me because I always try to give everything for the team. I am really proud because I am at Manchester United and I will try to do my best to establish myself in the first team.”
There’s no two ways about it – Herrera should be starting every single game when he is fit. Nobody in the team offers what he can from a central midfield role and that makes him so dangerous.
I love the fact Herrera isn’t afraid of hard work, doesn’t let setbacks drag him down and keeps himself grounded. Not every player shares those characteristics when not getting what they want, so he’s won that mental battle already.
Fans are happy with Herrera because, simply put, he’s top class when he plays and until that trends take a big takes a turn for the worst, that will continue.