Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he’s back to full fitness after picking up an injury in America.
He’s already thinking about the UEFA Super Cup clash with Real Madrid after playing in the second-half of Man United’s 3-0 pre-season win over Valerenga in Oslo on Sunday evening.
The Spaniard looked brilliant alongside goalscorer Scott McTominay, and will be ready to make a speedy recovery with just one game left of the pre-season tour.
Speaking about his situation, Herrera revealed how he’s feeling now.
“I’m good,” he said. “It was okay because [the knock] was not so painful, just a kick on my hip. The first two days I was really bad but now I’m better again and feel that I can play more than 45 minutes. I’m happy, but now we have to be ready for the UEFA Super Cup, which is another title to fight for.
“I know we have to improve in the Premier League, but we were the only team to win three pieces of silverware last season so we have to say that as well. In the Premier League we have to improve, we want to fight for the title, but we know it’s not going to be easy to repeat the three titles.”
Asked about United’s Norwegian opponents on Sunday, Ander added: “I think they are a good team. They have a lot of dynamic players, they move a lot and I don’t know their exact ages but they looked like a young team.
“They’re very active and very quick, so I think they all have a good future. Hopefully, they have a good season, I wish them all the best.”
It’s great to have him back in action so quickly after he was ruled out and there’s no doubt he’ll be focused on getting fit ahead of the new season.
Herrera has a vital role to play at Old Trafford and hopes are he’ll be able to do it all over again with some new midfield talent arriving.