Herrera hasn’t started a Premier League match since the start of November and appears to have been the fall guy since Michael Carrick returned from injury in October.
Marouane Fellaini‘s surprising yet pleasant return to form has also worked against the popular midfielder who experienced a positive start to his career at Old Trafford.
Herrera started the opening game of the season and scored in successive matches against QPR and Leicester but for one reason or another, Herrera has not had regular starts since early in the season and he now says he is ready to get more involved.
“The manager has to decide who is playing but I feel okay, I feel ready and think I am in good form,” he said.
“I am always ready to help my team-mates – I am a professional.
“I feel okay. I played in all the games in January. Of course all the players want to play every minute of every game but I understand where I am playing – I am at Manchester United and it is not easy to play every game because we have some of the best players in the world here. I want to be ready for when the manager says I can play.”
The former Athletic Club man did start against Yeovil Town at the beginning of January and was by far and away United’s brightest player on the pitch. The 25-year-old scored a superb opening goal but still hasn’t been able to re-establish himself.
An injury to Carrick this week which will keep him out for a month may just be the tonic for Herrera to put himself firmly back in the starting eleven.