Ander Herrera is delighted to be back in Manchester United’s squad for this weekend’s clash against Everton.
The Spanish midfielder missed our trip to Manchester City before the international break but has recovered from the illness which sidelined him.
He might not be in his best form but alongside Morgan Schneiderlin there is no more important midfielder in our squad in terms of what he brings to the table.
Happy to be back with the team ???? pic.twitter.com/2CtomdVwk4
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) April 2, 2016
Ahead of the game, Herrera shared this picture alongside David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo at the Lowry Hotel where United’s squad always stays ahead of home games. He’s chuffed to be back.
Listening to footballer’s media trained interviews and messages on social media can become somewhat repetitive and boring but you can just tell Herrera is genuinely happy to be a red with messages like this. He’s a breath of fresh air and I hope he starts against Everton.
When he’s in the team we tend to play a far more fluid style of football which uses the midfield as the heartbeat of our play, rather than when Marouane Fellaini starts and we find ourselves almost actively avoiding that area because we don’t have the quality to play through it.
One of our best performances this season came at Goodison Park when we beat Everton 3-0 and Herrera was a crucial player that day. If he comes into the side on Sunday, there’s every chance he could be similarly important.