Ander Herrera praised after returning to Manchester United side against Burnley

by Richard Laverty

There was the usual moaning and groaning when Ander Herrera was once again left out of the Manchester United starting line-up against Burnley on Wednesday night.

Herrera still hasn’t started a Premier League game since the beginning of December but an unfortunate injury to Daley Blind did him no harm.

The popular Spaniard got to play the best part of an hour and really helped United take hold of the game alongside Wayne Rooney in midfield. His neat passing was evident and as he did at the start of the season, helped improve the pace of United’s play.

He’ll at least hope it buys him a start against Preston on Monday night and fans were overjoyed to see Herrera play so well in front of his manager.

Upon his arrival, Herrera scored goals against QPR and Leicester but appears to have been the fall guy as Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick hit form before Christmas.

But his recent exclusion so Wayne Rooney can play in midfield has baffled supporters and they’ll hope his performance has shown their new boss what Herrera can do.

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