Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has set Ander Herrera a new challenge with his latest comments on the battling midfielder.
Robson had featured for the Red Devils from 1981 to 1994, often playing as a midfielder himself and knows just what it takes to be a first team player.
The Englishman captained United for a long period of his career, often nicknamed ‘Captain Marvel’ for his heroic efforts for the club.
Herrera himself was once touted as a future captain after becoming a fan favourite and even winning Manchester United’s player of the year award last season.
Despite his fairly recent success, he’s hardly had a sniff of first team action this year and Bryan has challenged the midfielder to get back into similar form.
According to Manchester Evening News he said: “When you get the opportunity, you’ve got to impress the manager.If you’re playing outstandingly well then you’re going to keep a place in the team.
“He proved at one time that he can score goals but I think he got on the back foot where he thought he was more of a defender than an attacker.”
Jose Mourinho will surely feel he could’ve used Pereira in a time like this as his midfielders are currently going through an injury crisis.
However, Mourinho has occasionally played with a midfield three and in a game against Liverpool, he could’ve used the additional cover.
Carrick, Pogba and Fellaini were all injured for the match, leaving a tired Matic and rusty Herrera to contend with Liverpool’s own midfield three.
Either way, Ander now has an opportunity to kick on and win hisself a place in the starting eleven and to meet Bryan Robson’s challenge.