Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has insisted that he is not worried about losing his midfield spot to Nemanja Matic this season. The Serbia international joined the Red Devils during the summer transfer window, and he has since impressed at the heart of the midfield.
Herrera, who was named as the club’s 2016/17 Player of the Year, has been sparingly used in the starting lineup this term, but the Spaniard admits that he can only benefit from having a player of Matic’s calibre in the squad.
The former Basque player is also taking up valuable advice from veteran skipper Michael Carrick, and he is confident of getting more opportunities, should Jose Mourinho tinker with the midfield formation in the coming months.
“There will be a lot of games this season, so we will sometimes play with two and sometimes with three, so we have a lot of solutions. Matic is a master, one of the best in the world in that position, and I think he is going to help us a lot. With (Michael) Carrick and Matic I have two mentors that I can learn from,” he told Scandinavian supporters’ magazine United-Supporteren h/t ESPN.
Herrera has managed to start just one league game, which came in United’s 2-2 draw away at Stoke City, but he is likely candidate to feature from the off against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Marouane Fellaini has yet to fully recover from his ankle knock against Southampton last weekend, and this could earn Herrera his second successive appearance alongside Matic – following the 4-1 Champions League triumph over CSKA Moscow in midweek.