Bryan Robson impressed by Ander Herrera’s qualities at Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has praised Ander Herrera following an encouraging debut season at Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old arrived at Man United from Athletic Bilbao last summer but he struggled to get into Louis van Gaal’s side during a frustrating first half of the campaign.

However, the Spaniard kept his head down, worked hard and is now flourishing in the middle of the park for United.

Robson admires the energy and determination that Herrera has shown during his performances: ”Ander started off the season well and he’s got a lot of energy,” Robson said.

“He is always on the move, trying to close people down really quickly. He has got a lot of qualities really, it’s just getting them out of him on a consistent basis. But he has got that in his locker, maybe it’s just taken him and a few of the new signings time to adapt to the Premier League.

“He is quite good defensively and, when I watch him, I can see he has a lot of energy and he does like to get involved. What I like about him is that, when people are on the ball, he is always on the move to try and receive the pass.”

Alongside Michael Carrick, Herrera dominated the midfield during United’s recent games against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Off the pitch, Herrera conducts himself in an equally as impressive manner. He visited old side Real Zaragoza over the international break and it was endearing to see him remembering his roots. He has a long way to go to match Robson, who is widely considered to be one of the best midfielders ever to play for the club.

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