Man United’s Ander Herrera: Why I’ve fallen in love with the Premier League

Ander Herrera says that he has fallen in love with the Premier League following his transfer to Manchester United

Ander Herrera has admitted that he has already “fallen in love” with the Premier League following his transfer to Manchester United from Athletic Bilbao last summer.

The Spanish midfielder has been in impressive form for Louis van Gaal’s side in recent weeks after a slow start to his career at Old Trafford.

Herrera has scored five goals and made four assists in 19 Premier League games for the Red Devils to help United up to third place in the table.

The 25-year-old scored twice as United beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Old Trafford last weekend.

And Herrera admits that he is now thoroughly enjoying his time in England.

Speaking to the Daily Express, midfielder Herrera said: “I have fallen in love with the Premier League. There is a respect for the game and the rules, and players don’t dive, as that is seen in a very poor light.

“I have to thank Marcelo Bielsa [his former manager at Bilbao] for his advice. He said referees are there to help you, not to be conned, and that has stayed with me.

“England is the ideal place for me to succeed. People are patient, and there is more fuss in Spain with the media, opinions and supporters.

“Here the fans back you unconditionally, and people believe in the players’ honesty and professionalism.”

Herrera will be hoping to feature when Manchester United host Manchester City in Sunday’s derby showdown at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are currently a point ahead of their local rivals heading into the crunch clash.

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