Ander Herrera: Why this Man United player is so important

Ander Herrera talks up the importance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Manchester United

Ander Herrera has talked up the importance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the striker was once again the hero as Manchester United beat Blackburn 2-1 in the FA Cup on Sunday.

The 35-year-old forward has proved himself to be a key part of the Manchester United set-up this season after arriving at the club from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer.

Ibrahimovic has put any doubts about his ability to cut it at the top level at Old Trafford to rest by scoring 24 goals in all competitions this season.

The forward came off the bench to net the winner at Ewood Park on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s men booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

And Herrera has talked up how important the veteran forward is proving himself to be for the Red Devils this season.

Herrera told MUTV: “We know how important he is for us.

“I think our manager knows exactly when he is important and when he can be decisive for us. And he did it, he scored a fantastic goal from a fantastic pass from Paul [Pogba].”

Manchester United are currently gearing up for their Europa League clash against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils will play Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals next month.

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