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Ander Herrera: Louis van Gaal is cooking a fantastic Man United team

by Tanveer Arayan

Ander Herrera has sung the praises of Louis van Gaal and firmly believes he is ‘cooking’ a fantastic Manchester United team this season.

Van Gaal’s career at the club has come under heavy speculation with Jose Mourinho widely expected to replace him this summer after what has been a disappointing campaign following a fourth placed finish last year.

As for Herrera, this season he has had to once again deal with being in and out of the team but he assisted Anthony Martial‘s late-winner against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday night and is desperate to win the final as well.

“I want to keep my feet on the floor,” he said.

“We are cooking a fantastic team but we have to show that in big games like the one coming up against Leicester, and Norwich away, because that will be a very difficult match because they are fighting against relegation.

“I think we can be optimistic with this team, because of the mix of younger players and the more experienced ones and the ones like me who are half.

“I want to play as much as possible but I want to help the team. If the manager wants me to help the team for a few minutes, I will do it.”

United have been awful on so many occasions this season but it’s clear we’ve got some great talent for the future with the likes of Martial, Marcus Rashford, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and David de Gea on our side. As for Herrera, his substitution in the 87 minute at Wembley immediately injected some energy into our side and he always gives his everything on the pitch, which is part of the reason why fans took to him so quickly.

It’s been a rough few years for United since Sir Alex Ferguson retired but heading into another summer where uncertainty looms large over Old Trafford, the exciting batch of youngsters we’ve got coming through means we are in an excellent position to build on for the future which certainly can’t be a bad thing.

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