Pereira, Mata and Herrera’s skills light up the pitch

by Richard Laverty

Whilst Manchester United may have struggled for inspiration and exciting football on the pitch at times this season, it’s good to know the club still has top technical players among its books.

Club record signing Angel Di Maria may have lit up Old Trafford during his first few games but the club’s official website has now showcased a compilation of skills from captain Wayne Rooney, Spanish duo Juan Mata and Ander Herrera plus the club’s latest league debutant, Andreas Pereira.

Mata and Herrera have become two of the most popular players among fans, no thanks in part to the new Spanish club that is growing by the transfer window within Old Trafford with the likes of David de Gea and other Spanish speaking players such as Marcos Rojo, Radamel Falcao and Antonio Valencia.

Pereira also fits that bill. He may have been raised in Belgium but currently represents Brazil at youth level and it was great to see him make his Premier League debut against Spurs with the hope he’ll soon sign a new deal.

Whilst fans are worried about another Paul Pogba situation occurring, Pereira should be happy to have made his Old Trafford bow and will be hoping for more appearances before making his mind up about leaving.

Mata and Herrera meanwhile linked up from the start of a game for the first time in what seems like forever and regularly appear to bring out the best in each other’s performances.

That was evident right from the off when the pairing combined to set up Wayne Rooney against QPR back in September, and the duo were influential in United’s 3-0 victory over Spurs on Sunday.

Click here to watch the skills compilation video.

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