Ander Herrera may be regarded as one of the best players in Europe, but the Manchester United midfielder knows that he still has to improve.
And one aspect of his game which the Spanish midfielder has highlighted he needs to improve is score more goals.
‘To score goals is always important’, Herrera told Inside United. ‘I have to improve this characteristic. I always say the same thing, though – if I score and the team don’t win it’s no good. I want to help the team with my goals. It is something I need and want to improve’.
Herrera indeed has struggled for goals throughout his career. In 82 league appearances for Real Zaragoza, the 25-year-old scored just twice, while he was on target on seven occasions in 94 La Liga appearances for Athletic Bilbao.
At United, though, the former Spain Under-23 international has shown that he can score goals: he has two in four Premier League appearances already this season.
Herrera, though, is not obliged to score goals at United – that’s the job of the likes of Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. What the midfielder needs to do is move the ball forward and create chances for his teammates.
And that Herrera has done well, creating five chances while maintaining an 89% pass accuracy.