Manchester United fans heap praise upon Ander Herrera following Spaniard's performance against Liverpool

Manchester United's Ander Herrera in action with Liverpool's Adam Lallana

Manchester United left Anfield with a goalless draw.

Manchester United's Ander Herrera in action with Liverpool's Adam LallanaManchester United's Ander Herrera in action with Liverpool's Adam Lallana

Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise upon Ander Herrera after the midfielder shone during the club's goalless draw with Liverpool on Monday night.

While it was predominantly a disappointing game of few chances between the two heavyweights at Anfield, Herrera, along with United teammate David de Gea, took many of the plaudits for his display.

Manchester United's David De Gea applauds fans after the gameDavid De Gea also shone in the draw

With Wayne Rooney left out of the team by Jose Mourinho, the Spaniard needed to demonstrate plenty of leadership to help keep a potentially lethal Reds attack at bay.

But he produced a performance of the highest quality to help ensure that one of Liverpool's best chances had to come from a long-range effort from Philippe Coutinho, which, to be fair, required a stunning save from de Gea as it looked destined for the top corner.

Manchester United's David De Gea with Ander Herrera at the end of the matchDavid De Gea with Ander Herrera at the end of the match

And after watching his brilliant display against Liverpool, some United fans have taken to social media to suggest that Herrera has now put himself in contention to succeed Rooney as the club's next captain. 

Here is the best of the reaction following the midfielder's excellent display during the stalemate.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Manchester United's Ander HerreraLiverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Manchester United's Ander Herrera

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