Spain international Ander Herrera has revealed how Michael Carrick and Ashley Young helped in rousing the Manchester United players during the half-time break of the derby against Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho’s side appeared to have admitted defeat against Manchester City in the first half as a lacklustre performance saw them concede two goals whilst offering several other goalscoring opportunities.
However, United came out a different outfit following the interval, and a remarkable 16-minute spell witnessed the side make an astonishing comeback to attain a 3-2 scoreline at the Etihad.
Speaking after the game, Herrera highlighted that Carrick and Young took it to themselves to address the players, who needed to put in a strong reply after a gutless first period.
“Everyone [spoke out]. Of course the oldest guys with the most experience – Ash, Mike was in the dressing room – they have the power in their words,” he said. “We didn’t talk too much about tactics, just about our pride and about the club – this club you can never underestimate it.”
Similarly to Herrera, Pogba was also quick to mention the impact of Michael Carrick shortly after his match-winning brace in the derby. Carrick is due to join the coaching staff at the end of the campaign, and it is no surprise that he has already been sharing valuable piece of advice to benefit the United players.