Ander Herrera has been discussing his form at Manchester United this season after receiving the ‘Player of the Month’ award for April.
The Spaniard has enjoyed his finest season yet under Jose Mourinho, making 46 appearances in all competitions and demolishing many midfield opponents along the way with his raw energy and grit.
He was handed the ‘Player of the Month’ award for April last week following powerful displays during a testing period comprising of nine games.
And Herrera, reflecting on his award, noted that he would continue to give everything until the end of the season.
“Physically, you try to take care of yourself and try to rest when you have time to do it properly,” he said. “Eat good and just behave as a professional and be ready for every game.”
“It’s not so easy when you have to play every three to four days and we are doing that because we are playing a final and a final and a final. We want to have a successful season and this is a crucial moment of the season.”
The physical demands placed on Herrera this season have been nothing short of gargantuan: he is there every week, without fail, charged with the task of serving as United’s principal midfield aggressor.
Other players have, of course, featured on a regular basis this season, but none have engaged in as many furious battles at the very core of proceedings as the indefatigable Spaniard.
This has been a season of important discovery for Herrera. He spent two years struggling to understand his purpose under Louis van Gaal; with Mourinho at the helm, however, the whole world knows exactly what he is about.