Ander Herrera's debut Manchester United season in numbers

Ander Herrera

Following the conclusion of the Premier League season, we take a look at the stats behind Ander Herrera's debut campaign.

Despite a slow start to life at Old Trafford, Ander Herrera has enjoyed an excellent debut season as a Manchester United player.

Following his big-money move from La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao last summer, the Spaniard took time to find his feet throughout the opening half of the campaign, but now he couldn't look more at home. 

His understanding with compatriot Juan Mata has been vital in helping the Red Devils secure some of their most significant victories of this season, and the duo look set to become the centre-piece of Louis van Gaal's side for many years to come.

Below is a round-up of some of the more significant figures and stats the Spanish midfielder has recorded over the course of his first season in England.

Ander Herrera has made 26 appearances this season, including 19 Premier League starts. Considering he had found himself out-of-favour during the first half of the campaign, it is rather impressive that only seven of his teammates featured on more occasions. 

With six goals to his name, the Spaniard finishes the season as Manchester United's fourth-highest scorer. In reaching this tally, he has converted exactly 25% of his total attempts. 

He scored a brace in a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa back in April, single-handedly winning three points for his side.

Herrera recorded a pass completion rate of 89%. Michael Carrick and Juan Mata are the only Manchester United players to have been more accurate from their total attempts to find a teammate. 

His best passing display came against West Brom in May; a game in which he attempted 111 passes, 90% of which were accurate.

The Spaniard has completed 26 take ons this season, 76% of his total attempts to dribble past an opponent. No Manchester United midfielder boasts a superior success rate. 

He has also drawn more fouls than any other player at Old Trafford. 39, to be precise - 1.5 per average appearance.

Only four Manchester United players - Angel Di Maria, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young - have completed more than Ander Herrera's 26 key passes.

Herrera has made three defensive errors this season, the worst record of any midfielder at the club. 

Having picked up six yellow cards throughout the season, he is Manchester United's worst offender in this area, alongside Marcos Rojo. Five of these cautions have resulted from poor tackles.

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