“I want to score more goals,” Herrera said. “It’s very important for the midfielders.
“I like assists as well and I think we have maybe the best three strikers in the world here in Rooney, van Persie and Falcao.”
That is a bold statement from the former Athletic Bilbao player, but it is clear he is relishing the chance to play behind such prolific front-men, and having netted twice already himself, he will be hoping to get back on the field as soon as possible.
Currently side-line with a rib injury, Herrera also praised the English top flight.
“The Premier League is a great league,” he said. “It’s a very quick league, non-stop and great spectacle for the fans.”
Having seen a mooted move fall through in the summer of 2013, it is clear Herrera is now loving life as a United player, and his influence in the centre of the park has already been such that fans – and teammates for that matter – will be hoping he is back sooner rather than later.