Ander Herrera: Jose Mourinho’s players just want to make Man United fans proud
The Manchester United midfielder previews their League Cup quarter-final against West Ham United on Wednesday night
Ander Herrera says the Manchester United players are desperate to make the club’s supporters proud ahead of their EFL Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils continued their stuttering Premier League form on Sunday afternoon after Jose Mourinho’s side played out a frustrating 1-1 draw with West Ham United.
Summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic cancelled out Diafra Sakho’s early strike but the Red Devils couldn’t conjure a winner despite bringing on Wayne Rooney and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the second half.
The 20-time English champions will take on West Ham for the second time in four days on Wednesday night when Slaven Bilic’s side line up against Manchester United in the League Cup.
And Herrera, who earned his first Spain cap earlier this month, is challenging his Manchester United team-mates to exact revenge against the Hammers in the cup clash.
“It’s positive that we are playing on Wednesday, when we can get revenge,” Herrera told United’s website. “We can turn our luck in the next game in the EFL Cup.
“It doesn’t matter the competition, it doesn’t matter the game, we just want to win. We want to fight for everything and we want to make our fans proud.
“West Ham are a good side – it is not easy to stop them creating chances. They have [Manuel] Lanzini, they have [Diafra] Sakho, they have [Dimitri] Payet, they have [Michail] Antonio – they have very good players but they just created two chances in the whole game.
“We were the dominant team so hopefully, on Wednesday, we can create as many chances as we did [on Sunday] and normally we should win.”
Manchester United are in sixth place and 11 points behind leaders Chelsea after 13 Premier League games.
The Red Devils are eight points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal.