Ander Herrera desperate to seek advice from Man United legend
Ander Herrera is a big fan of Paul Scholes...
Ander Herrera has admitted that he his keen to meet Paul Scholes to discuss his performances for Manchester United and where he can improve for the Red Devils.
The Spanish midfielder has been in good form for Louis van Gaal’s side so far this season and scored two goals and made one assist in eight Premier League games for United.
Herrera has revealed the Scholes was a childhood idol of his and admits that he is a keen admirer of the former England international’s style of play.
And the 26-year-old says that he would jump at the chance to speak with Scholes about his displays for the Red Devils and where he has room for improvement.
Spain international Herrera told United’s website: “I remember Paul Scholes as a player who could defend, who could attack, who could pass, who could tackle, who could do everything. He was a complete player.
“I know it’s difficult as there is only one Paul Scholes but I try to do similar things sometimes. I try to learn from him. I try to score, try to defend and try to win balls back. I am Ander Herrera, he is Paul Scholes, and we are different players, of course.
“When you are thinking of one midfielder in Manchester United’s history, he comes to mind. I remember the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. United won 1-0 and he scored a fantastic goal but it was not only the goal as he played so well. I was impressed and that is why I see him as an example.
“Scholes was not one for publicity. He was always the same: very silent and very calm but, when he was on the pitch, he was the best. In football, it’s not so easy to make the right decision when you play in front of 70,000 people with them screaming, shouting and singing. You always have to take the right option and that is what Paul Scholes did and Michael Carrick does now – it’s unbelievable.
“I saw that Paul Scholes said some nice things about me earlier this season and that makes me really proud. It pushes me to keep improving and to keep working hard. I wish that, one day, I can talk with him. I would like to have a chance to speak with him to teach me and maybe I can ask him some things to help me improve.”
Manchester United, who are currently fourth in the top flight table, return to Premier League action with a trip to Watford after the international break on Saturday 21 November.