Ander Herrera compares Eden Hazard to reported Man United transfer target

Ander Herrera says Eden Hazard is in the same bracket as reported Manchester United transfer target Antoine Griezmann

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Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Ander Herrera says Eden Hazard has been the Premier League’s best player this season and places him in the same bracket as reported Manchester United transfer target Antoine Griezmann.

Manchester United have been linked with a possible swoop to bring Griezmann to Old Trafford in recent months as Jose Mourinho look ahead to the forthcoming transfer window.

Hazard, meanwhile, has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers and has been rewarded for his fine form with a nomination for the PFA player of the year award.

However, the 26-year-old Belgian was unable to prevent Chelsea from slumping to a 2-0 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday as Herrera was named man of the match.

And the Spanish midfielder has given his take on why he places Hazard as one of the best players in the world along with Griezmann.

Herrera told NBC: “In my opinion he [Hazard] has been the best player in the league this year. He’s one of the best in the world.

“After Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo you have Neymar, Hazard, Griezmann and Paul [Pogba].”

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Hazard will be hoping to help Chelsea beat Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday, while Herrera prepares for Manchester United’s Europa League clash against Anderlecht on Thursday night.

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