Ander Herrera has set his sights on securing silverware with Manchester United this term after he capped off his 150th appearance for the club by scoring in the 4-0 FA Cup fourth round win over Yeovil Town at Huish Park.
The hosts had a relatively good display during the first period of the Cup tie, but United found the lead via Marcus Rashford prior to the break. The second period saw United enjoy the better spell of possession, and they eventually took full advantage of the opponents’ mishap with Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku scoring in a 4-0 rout.
The match was also special due to Alexis Sanchez’s competitive debut in the United shirt, and the Chilean did not disappoint as he indirectly contributed towards the opener whilst providing the perfect delivery for Herrera for the second on the counter-attack.
As a result, Herrera found the scoresheet in his second successive game versus League Two minnows, and speaking to MUTV, the Spaniard was delighted with his goalscoring effort, and he is aiming to push for more success in terms of trophies this campaign.
He said: “I think the one I scored three seasons ago was more beautiful, but a goal is a goal and I am very happy. I also played my 150th game for the club and that is not easy to do for the greatest club in the country.
“We have won the FA Cup two seasons ago and last season we won three trophies, so this club is about titles, and we are not going to give any competition away, we are going to fight for everything.”
Realistically, United are likely to face a stiff task of closing the 12-gap to Manchester City in the Premier League standings, and this is a similar case in the Champions League, where the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid often tend to show up in the knockout phase.
As a result, the FA Cup remains the best possible option of garnering silverware this term, and a trophy with a runner-up finish in the top-flight would be as an acceptable season, given the club are still in a transition phase, with Mourinho finding his best fit for every position.