Ander Herrera continues run of starts in midfield

by Richard Laverty

Several weeks ago, Manchester United supporters were begging for Ander Herrera to be a permanent fixture in the line-up. Now it is a case of where does he play.

In home games, the Spaniard has had the freedom to venture further up the field and influence United’s attacking play, despite his recent goals away from home.

Against Newcastle, Herrera sat deeper alongside Daley Blind and looked uncomfortable at times and was lucky to not be the man who cost United the game when he lost the ball, leaving Jonny Evans with one man against four.

Whilst some were unconvinced about his display, others simply want to see him influencing the game further up the pitch.

Herrera has always been something of a problem to Louis van Gaal. After having to wait for a while in 2015 before being given a start, Herrera has now become a regular in the team and has scored several goals. He’s now rightly one of the first names on the team sheet.

However, with Michael Carrick back and van Gaal favouring defensive stability over attacking threat, if Carrick comes in alongside Blind, Herrera may make way once again.

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