Ander Herrera sends message to Man United manager Jose Mourinho

Ander Herrera thanks Jose Mourinho for placing faith in him this season at Manchester United

Ander Herrera has thanked Jose Mourinho for putting faith in him at Manchester United this season.

The Spanish midfielder has been a regular fixture in the Red Devils first team since Mourinho’s appointment as the club’s new manager back in May.

Herrera has made five Premier League appearances for Manchester United so far this season and has started the Red Devils’ most recent two games.

The 27-year-old has been rewarded for his solid form with a first call-up to the Spanish national side for their World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

Herrera found his first-team opportunities at Old Trafford somewhat restricted under former manager Louis van Gaal.

And the Spaniard has sent a message of gratitude to Mourinho for having the faith in his ability this season.

Herrera told El Correo, as quoted by The Daily Express: “I’m overjoyed because I have fought hard for it. I know that in the two years under [Louis] van Gaal I was not in the United team enough to be called up.

“Now with Mourinho I’m feeling good. He is putting faith in me and giving me that chance to play regularly in a top side.

“Now I have to show that I deserve to stay in the United XI and deserve to keep getting the call to join the Spain squad.”

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Manchester United return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to Anfield to take on bitter rivals Liverpool on Monday 17 October.

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