Saturday 19 January 2019

Herrera to emulate United legend Scholes

Ander Herrera says he'll use Manchester United legend Paul Scholes as his template in a bid to become a top player at Old Trafford.

The Spanish midfielder said that Scholes, who made his United debut 20 years ago last Monday, is a footballer he has always admired for his teamwork ethic and for his phenomenal exploits in attack.

Sunday's game at Leicester City may not have gone United's way but Herrera was on the scoresheet for the second successive match and it's an area of his game that he hopes he can raise to the level that Scholes used to reach.


"Goalscoring is not one of my best qualities," admitted Herrera.

"But I think it's very important for midfielders. The best midfielders in the world like Paul Scholes scored hundreds of goals.

"I want to make and score more goals and I wish one day that I can be like Scholes.

"I have a lot of respect for him and I always enjoyed watching him. He always worked hard, helped the team and always made a lot of chances not only for himself but for all his team-mates. I know it will be difficult but I wish that one day I can be similar to him."

Herrera reflected on his first few months at the club, insisting he is "very happy" and enjoying everything about being a Red.

"I am very happy of course because after a few months I have experienced everything - at Old Trafford, in the city and in the club. Now I know how big the club is," he said.

"Being on tour was amazing, but when you come to Manchester and you play at Old Trafford you feel the real Manchester United. I'm really enjoying things and looking forward to the rest of the season. I want to help the team achieve our objectives."

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