Man United fans react to Ander Herrera performance vs Arsenal

by Sam Peoples

Ander Herrera started alongside Daley Blind in midfield for Manchester United last night but had to settle for only 45 minutes of action as he was taken off at half-time by Louis van Gaal for Michael Carrick.

The Spaniard wasn’t doing too much against a fluid and comfortable Arsenal midfield but his substitution left plenty of fans scratching their heads.

Blind was having a poor game by his standards and a straight swap for Carrick seemed the logical choice but instead, the forward thinking Herrera was taken off and, unsurprisingly, United’s football suffered as a consequence.

A high tempo was replaced by a lethargic one which inevitably led to Antonio Valencia‘s mistake that Danny Welbeck pounced on and fans were understandably frustrated with what happened:

Would Herrera staying on have prevented Arsenal from dominating the second half?

There’s every chance his energy in midfield and zip could have stimulated United in attack but we’ll never know. Either way, Herrera’s substitution at half-time most certainly didn’t help United’s cause.

You may also like