Ander Herrera reveals the players who helped him settle to United life

David De Gea kicking

Manchester United's recent transfer claims his compatriots David de Gea and Juan Mata were integral in his integration into Old Trafford life.

A £28.25 million acquisition from Athletic Bilbao, 24-year-old midfielder Ander Herrera has explained that his swift acclimitisation to life as a Manchester United player is largely due to the club's Spaniards.

Deployed in the heart of the club's midfield during pre-season, Herrera took little time to show off precisely what he can offer as he provided three of the assists in Manchester United's 7-0 slaughtering of LA Galaxy.

More recently, manager Louis van Gaal selected the player to start against Liverpool in the International Champions Cup final - a game United won 3-1 - with Herrera acting as a driving force from the start.

On his ability to adapt so seamlessly into the United set-up, Herrera pointed to the roles Juan Mata and David de Gea played.

He said: "I know Juan very well from the Spain youth teams, and David De Gea too, and it is a pleasure to be with them during these first weeks at the club.

"They are helping me a lot, making me feel as if I have been at the club much longer, and I am grateful to them and to all my team-mates, who have made my arrival at United easy.

"They've all helped me to adapt."

It is likely that Herrera will be picked to start in United's first game of the new season, as the club host Swansea City on Saturday, August 16 at Old Trafford.

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