Ander Herrera has insisted he and his Manchester United teammates want to make the fans “proud” as they look to arrest a run of eight games without a win.
Man United played out a goalless draw against Chelsea on Monday, meaning the team have now not won since a 2-1 victory over Watford in November.
It is an alarming set of results which has seen the pressure ramp up on Louis van Gaal. Herrera urged his United teammates to put on a good display against Swansea City next time out.
“You have to fight for luck,” Herrera said.
“I think, when you are in this situation, you don’t have to talk. You have to talk on the pitch and we did that. We didn’t win but we were the better team on the pitch and created more chances than them. We cannot say we were much better than Chelsea but we deserved the victory.
“What I can say is we are going to talk on the pitch because we want to make our fans proud. When you see our fans against Stoke, after the game, they were still singing and still supporting us. You really feel… I don’t know how to explain it.
“I want to make them proud as quickly as possible against Swansea. We can do it. They are a tough team, they are not in the best moment, but I haven’t won against them yet. Three games and three defeats. We have to win at home and in front of our fans.”
Herrera was awful against Stoke City on Boxing Day but he was much better against Chelsea.
It seems as if van Gaal has earned himself a stay of execution with the performance against the champions but anything less than three points against Swansea will surely see his time in charge of the club come to an end.