Ander Herrera: What Man United squad have already learned under Jose Mourinho
Ander Herrera lifts the lid on life under new Man United manager Jose Mourinho
Ander Herrera says the Manchester United players are already aware of the demands placed on them by new manager Jose Mourinho.
We want to attack, he wants to attack and I think we are going to see a very offensive Man United
The 53-year-old took over the reins of the 20-time English champions from axed Louis van Gaal in May after a disappointing fifth-placed finish in the Premier League table.
Mourinho has already completed three summer signings after adding Villarreal defender Eric Bailly, Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan to his squad.
The Red Devils eased to a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium in Mourinho’s first game in charge before the 13-time Premier League winners headed to China.
United lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund in their pre-season friendly on Friday night in what is a setback in Mourinho’s preparations ahead of their Premier League opener against Bournemouth.
However, Spanish midfielder Herrera revealed that the United players are quickly adapting to Mourinho’s methods ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
“One of the things that we have realised already is that every player is very clear with what they have to do,” Herrera told United’s website.
“We want very aggressive players in midfield, we want to have the ball but not just have the ball. We want to attack, he wants to attack and I think we are going to see a very offensive Man United.
“But, of course, when we want to be compact then we are going to do that as well.”
Herrera was signed by Mourinho’s predecessor Van Gaal in a £29m del from Athletic Bilbao in 2014.
The Red Devils won the FA Cup last year thanks to a 2-1 extra-time win against Crystal Palace.