Spain were knocked out at the group stage of the 2014 World Cup finals and Ander Herrera was not even in the squad, but that has not stopped him from enjoying the tournament so far.
The 24-year-old midfielder completed a £28.85 million (€36m) move from Athletic Bilbao to Manchester United last month and will be a key player for the Red Devils under new manager Louis van Gaal next season.
Herrera is currently in Manchester, but he is following the World Cup and has been impressed with what he has seen of the Argentina fans in Brazil.
The former Real Zaragoza star made the following post on social networking site Twitter while watching the 1986 World Cup winners’ quarter-final clash against Belgium at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasilia on Saturday.
¡¡Impresionante lo de los argentinos en la grada!! // amazing the argentinian supporters on the terrace!!— Ander Herrera (@anderherrera8) July 5, 2014
The Argentina fans are famous for their vocal and passionate support, and it has certainly left Herrera very impressed. An early Gonzalo Higuain goal was enough for the South American giants to get the better of their European opponents 1-0 and progress to the semi-finals, meaning that Herrera will be able to enjoy more of their supporters in the tournament.
The Spanish midfielder should expect similar support when he takes to the pitch at Old Trafford in the upcoming season. United fans are also known to be very passionate and will give their players all the cheering they need to win football matches.
Herrera had been chased by United for over a year and last month the Manchester outfit eventually got their man. It is now up to the midfielder to prove that the former English and European champions were right in paying all that money to recruit him.