Ander Herrera shows why he is captain material at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Ander Herrera once again demonstrated his captaincy credentials at Manchester United by taking interest in the fanzine ‘Red News’ during his side’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Spaniard, who claimed the Sir Matt Busy Player of the Year award last week following his best campaign in a red shirt, has previously noted that he would happily remain at Old Trafford for the rest of his career.

But Herrera, when pressed about the prospect of taking on the armband at Man United, noted that he wasn’t ready for the captaincy at this current time.

The 27-year-old, however, once again demonstrated his love for the club by getting stuck into a copy of ‘Red News’, like any other supporter, on Sunday.

He may not feel ready for the armband, but one thing is for certain: Herrera is a red. Most players from overseas arrive at Old Trafford and treat the entire thing is a job rather than a passion – another stage in their career, above anything.

But Herrera, in similar fashion to Patrice Evra, clearly understands the club and what the badge stands for. The fact that, after receiving the Player of the Year award, a remarkably prestigious honour, he was seen at local takeaway just shows the deep connection he feels with the city and those that adore him for what has been a brilliant season.

Seeing him wear the armband doesn’t just feel right; it feels somewhat logical.

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