Ander Herrera has told Manchester United fans that he is “feeling much better” ten days on from suffering a hamstring injury against Sevilla.
The Spaniard had missed clashes with Newcastle United and Huddersfield after picking up a knock during the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
He returned for the visit to Sevilla in the Champions League but only lasted 17 minutes before pulling up with the same injury.
Mourinho frustratingly added after the game that he would be out for “a few weeks”, but the midfielder has taken to social media to note he was making positive steps in his recovery.
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Herrera has struggled to enmesh himself in the starting XI like he did last season, managing only eight starts in the Premier League, and this injury setback will only deepen his predicament.
United’s style of play has evolved this season and Herrera hasn’t really adapted; with Nemanja Matic in the middle and Romelu Lukaku up top there is a greater sense of control – rather than a scrap, which the Spaniard prefers – and more emphasis on moving the ball quickly up the pitch.
And Herrera, to the frustration of supporters and probably his manager, who has now turned towards Scott McTominay as a preferred alternative, just hasn’t offered the necessary quality on the ball this term. He will, no doubt, need to show something new once he returns to avoid seeing the club move forward without him.