Manchester United fans delighted with Ander Herrera’s performance against West Ham

by Tanveer Arayan


Manchester United fans were full of praise for Ander Herrera‘s performance during their side’s 2-0 win over West Ham United in the Premier League.

The Spaniard, deployed in his usual position alongside Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick, took control of a fiery midfield battle from the first whistle, producing his usual cabaret of smart interceptions and precise passes.

Man United fans were quick to express their approval for the Spaniard.

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Herrera’s function as a United player was, for some time, pretty ambiguous: was he a No.10? A defensive midfielder? Something in between?

These were questions canvassed on regular occasions under Louis van Gaal, who deployed Herrera in a variety of roles, precluding the 27-year-old from ever truly settling at Old Trafford.

Under Mourinho, however, his function is clear: to compliment Carrick’s poise and Pogba’s skill with sheer, unreserved tenacity as a box-to-box midfielder. He unreservedly hounds opposition midfielders, slowly but surely wearing them down, until the centre of a pitch officially belongs to Jose Mourinho‘s men.

This was exemplified once again against West Ham: just 48 hours after his last game Herrera was there again, running and running and running, until Slaven Bilic’s side – clearly fatigued after going down to ten men early on – eventually gave up with 15 minutes to go.

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