Manchester United great Bryan Robson has urged Ander Herrera to be more aggressive with his style of play. The Spain international is currently partnering Nemanja Matic at the heart of the midfield with both Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba on the sidelines.
Pogba sustained a hamstring problem in mid-September, and he has since been recuperating from his injury with no mention of a possible return date. Meanwhile, Fellaini could miss a few weeks of first-team after he sprained his knee on international duty with Belgium.
In their absence, Jose Mourinho’s side struggled to get a firm grip against Liverpool on Saturday, although they managed to secure a valuable point in a 0-0 draw. Speaking to The Manchester Evening News, Robson feels Herrera should push forward from his position rather than being entitled to only his defensive side of play.
He said: “He proved at one time that he can score goals but I think he got on the back foot where he thought he was more of a defender than an attacker.He gives 110% for the team and he’s got a bit of an abundance of all types of skills.”
Despite this, Robson admits that Herrera will have a huge role to play for the Red Devils as they look to compete on four fronts including the Premier League, where they are two points adrift of table-toppers Manchester City.
He added: “He showed that against Chelsea last year when he man-marked Hazard and he did a fantastic job. That was his role and he did it for the team. It’s a long hard season and he’ll have a big part to play.”