Ander Herrera: Why I’m learning about English culture at Man United
Ander Herrera discusses how he has been trying to get to know the local history of Manchester
Ander Herrera has underlined the importance of getting to know the history of English culture at Manchester United.
The Spanish midfielder has been a regular in Louis van Gaal’s first team since arriving at Old Trafford from Athletic Bilbao last summer.
Herrera made 30 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils last season, scoring seven goals to help United wrap up a top-four finish.
However, despite his success on the pitch, the midfielder is making sure that he fully gets to know his surroundings and understand the history of his new local area.
Herrera told MUTV: “We like to know about the place where we are. Of course we have to try to enjoy a private life and focus on football, but we also have time to get to know the English culture and people from Manchester.
“When you are in a team like Manchester United you have to know about the history and what people think about you and the club, and what they ask of you as a player. So we try to be in contact with the people.”
Herrera has been struggling with what is thought to be a knee injury in recent days but posted a positive update on social media earlier this month as he continues his recovery.
United return to Premier League action with a trip to Everton next weekend as the look to bounce back from their 3-0 loss to Arsenal.