Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince believes that Ander Herrera isn’t suited to the Premier League.
Herrera has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot at Man United under Louis van Gaal this season despite his position as a fans’ favourite.
The 26-year-old has been left out of the squad recently due to a hamstring injury but will be hopeful of featuring against West Ham United this weekend. Ince insisted Herrera is more suited to Spain than England.
“When they bought him I thought it was a lot of money and when I first saw him he was small and looked quite weak, especially for the Premier League,” Ince said.
“I watched him play in Spain and he suits the Spanish game but I don’t think he suits the Premier League. When he plays he gets forward and gets a couple of goals but Van Gaal has gone for two strong ones sitting in there and it’s hard for him to fit into that. I’m not sure he’s going to be a regular in a Louis van Gaal side and although he’s a very good player he’s just more suited to Spain.”
Ince’s comments are odd as Herrera has generally looked lively whenever he has been on the pitch for United this season. Then again, Ince is odd himself.
Herrera has already moved this week to clear up rumours that he has any intention of leaving and insists he’s happy at United, so unless something dramatically changes any time soon, he won’t be going anywhere and I certainly hoe he doesn’t.