Ander Herrera: We need fans to beat Tottenham at Old Trafford

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United’s Ander Herrera has called on the club’s fans to provide an incredible atmosphere at Old Trafford in order to help their players beat Tottenham.

The Red Devils take on the London club in an early kick off on Saturday with both teams looking to secure an important three points.

United in particular need a win after losing to Huddersfield in a disappointing fashion but Spurs are also in need of a morale booster after their loss to West Ham, albeit in the League Cup.

Jose Mourinho’s men can place some pressure on Manchester City should they succeed in stealing all three points before the Sky Blues face a stubborn West Brom side.

The Manchester United manager also faces his former club Chelsea in the next round of Premier League fixtures, making a win against Tottenham even more crucial.

Herrera said to MUTV: “There are good feelings [after beating Swansea] and let’s move forward, let’s try to win against Tottenham, because it’s not going to be easy. We have a massive game on Saturday and we need to win.”

“Our fans have to realise that we need them. We need them to beat those top teams, they always help us. Last season, we beat Spurs and the fans were supporting us all the way, so we need it again.

“We want to finish fighting for every title and the only way we can do that is with everyone being together as a team, a club and fans, so we need them.”

Ander hasn’t hit the same heights he reached last season with the Spaniard yet to replicate the same type of form that had him voted the club’s best player of the year.

Since Nemanja Matic’s arrival at Old Trafford, Herrera has struggled for game time and has a Paul Pogba injury to thank for his recent appearances.

With Mourinho clearly favouring a Pogba-Matic pairing in midfield, the former Atletico Bilbao man will need to work even harder to secure a first team spot.

Previously touted to become the club’s captain, the Spaniard’s fortunes have taken a turn for the worse but the player has an opportunity to grasp against a fired up Tottenham side.

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