Manchester United fans furious with woeful Ander Herrera performance against FC Midtjylland

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United fans were left crestfallen after Ander Herrera‘s poor performance during his side’s 2-1 defeat against FC Midtjylland on Thursday night in the Europa League.

Herrera’s inclusion ahead of the tie was initially lauded by Man United fans, who expected to see the Spaniard excel against the inexperienced Danish side.

Much to the disappointment of all, however, Herrera’s performance was shaky, tentative and downright sloppy throughout:

Starting alongside Michael Carrick in defensive midfield has never led to a sparkling performance from the 26-year-old, who is evidently better suited to a more advanced role. Louis van Gaal‘s decision to once again start Herrera in a position he struggles in was surprising to say the least.

His mix up with Carrick, which led to the home side’s equaliser just before half-time, characterised his neurotic display.

Back in August, Herrera disappointed in the defensive midfield role against Club Brugge. For the second half, the manager shrewdly moved him into the No.10 role, and he instantly excelled. One might have thought that something similar would have happened against Midtjylland, but, as it was, Herrera was left to struggle in midfield until being subbed off.

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