Manchester United’s Ander Herrera comments on his role v Hull City

Ander Herrera

Ander Herrera reflects on playing as the ‘Number 10’ for Manchester United against Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said that he enjoyed playing as the ‘Number 10’ against Hull City on Saturday.

The Spanish midfielder started the Premier League clash at Old Trafford on the substitutes’ bench, but he was brought on as early as the 14th minute due to the injury to Angel di Maria.

Herrera, who joined the Red Devils from Athletic Bilbao in the summer transfer window for a reported fee of £29 million, was impressive against the Tigers and was adjudged as the man of the match.

The 25-year-old has two shots, 91% pass accuracy, created two chances, won 100% of his aerial duels, and made two interceptions and one clearance.

“Yes, I played like a no.10 and it is good because I can change positions,” he told United’s official website. “I can give the manager more options.

“I think this was the best game of this season for us but we have to keep working and keep winning games because we want to be in the top places in the league.”

Herrera has been suffering with a rib injury of late, but he remains a key player in Louis van Gaal’s team.

In six Premier League appearances so far this season, the Spaniard has scored two goals and created seven chances, while having a pass accuracy of 89% and a shot accuracy of 33%.

United are currently fourth in the Premier League table with 22 points from 13 matches.

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