Ander Herrera explains why Man United should not think about winning the Champions League

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has gone on to state that the Red Devils should not look too far ahead by aiming to win the Champions League title.

Manchester United have enjoyed a very strong start to their Premier League campaign with 10 points on the board from their first four matches and the Red Devils are currently occupying top stop in the standings.

Now United turn their attention towards the Champions League as they prepare to square off against Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday night and manager Jose Mourinho will surely be hopeful that his side can translate the league form into Europe as well.

There is certainly a lot of expectation on United’s shoulders to do well in the Champions League this season but ahead of the clash against Basel, midfielder Ander Herrera has gone on to stress the importance of taking things one step at a time and not already thinking about winning the competition.

Herrera said, “We are ready but we have to respect every opponent and realise where we have come from. We are a big club and maybe the biggest in the world, but we were not in the Champions League last season and we have to take it step by step. First aim we have is Basel. We cannot think of winning the Champions League now, we have to take it one step at a time.

“We should be in the Champions League. Even without the Champions League we are the club with more fans than anybody in the world, with the biggest amount of sponsors in the world, but being in the Champions League is basic for us, that is why the game against Ajax was the game of our lives. It was certainly the game of my career.

“We want to fight for every title. Last season we won three which wasn’t bad for the club, but we did not fight for the Premier League and we were not in the Champions League, so we have to be humble and take it step by step. It is amazing to be back in it. Every game is amazing for Manchester United for me but the Champions League is the most beautiful competition apart from the Premier League.”

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