Following on from Louis van Gaal‘s comments that Ander Herrera had to improve in order to get more game time for Manchester United, we wanted to ask The Peoples Person’s followers a simple question – what’s the solution to the Herrera problem?
Overall, there’s a general consensus that Wayne Rooney simply shouldn’t be playing in midfield. Not only is it not his best position but he is stopping Herrera from starting and doing a far better job there.
The frustration from fans comes off the back of Van Gaal’s comments because of how impressive and influential Herrera has been in is cameo appearances in recent weeks, especially in comparison to Man United’s other midfielders who he is competing with.
Here’s what some fans had to say on the Herrera situation:
@PeoplesPerson_ let the forwards, including Rooney, fight for the 2 spots and play Herrera.
— Anthony Dukes (@reddevilunited) February 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Fans starting to realise that the future of United is stars on the bench because the squad is so talented.
— Rojo Show (@ConstantRed) February 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ This is so senseless. Rooney&Di Maria are the midfielders who make more mistakes. But Herrera is the one who has to improve
— Luan (@GreenLuu) February 6, 2015
@peoplesperson_ Let him play. He’s better than Mata both in CM and CAM and also better than Rooney in CM.
— Box to Box (@VickieOfficiel) February 6, 2015
— Natalie Devine (@DevineNAT) February 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ drop a striker, play Rooney up front, and bring Herrera in to MF. Rooney scores consistently and Herrera makes us tick
— Jamie Cole (@jamiecole_) February 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ lvg needs to take rooney out of midfield. If the choice is between rooney and herrera then herrera is the better mid
— MUFC FAN (@MUFCfanCPT) February 7, 2015
One view in particular was interesting in that it pointed towards a shift in United’s squad to one where world class players simply have to settle for rotation because the squad is so strong. Is that where United are heading under Van Gaal? Strength in depth is certainly not a weakness.
What’s your view on the Herrera situation? Please leave your comments below and get involved in the conversation.