Ander Herrera excited about prospect of working with Jose Mourinho

by Ben Topliss

Ander Herrera has insisted that he is excited about the prospect of working with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

Herrera suffered a disappointing 2015/16 season under Louis van Gaal as he was in and out of the side under the Dutchman.

But the Spaniard will be one of a number of players at Man United hoping for a new lease of life under Mourinho. Herrera discussed the appointment of Mourinho in a recent interview.

“Working with Mourinho is a unique opportunity to work with one of the best in the world,” he said.

“He has a widely acclaimed method of working and I want to learn and improve. I consider his arrival to be a one-off opportunity for me to continue to develop and grow.”

Van Gaal used Herrera largely as either a defensive midfielder or No.10 last season and there was a sense that both positions didn’t cater to his strengths. Instead, Herrera seems to thrive when handed a box-to-box role.

Herrera has something of a cult following among United fans and the hope is that Mourinho is able to find a way to get the best out of him in his side next season.

The likes of Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay, too, will be looking to start anew under Mourinho ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

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