Ander Herrera sends revealing message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho

Ander Herrera opens up about what life is really like under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
ander herrera
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera Photo: UEFA / Handout

Ander Herrera has revealed that Jose Mourinho is much closer to his Manchester United players than it might seem from afar.

The Portuguese boss has just begun his second season in charge at Old Trafford after his appointment at the club back in May 2016.

Mourinho led the Red Devils to a Europa League and League Cup double in his first campaign at the club, but they finished in a disappointing sixth place in the table.

The Red Devils will be hoping to challenge for the Premier League title this season as they look to try and catch Manchester City in the race for the top-flight crown.

Now, Herrera has delivered a fascinating insight into what life is like under Mourinho at Old Trafford as Manchester United bid to enjoy a second successful season under the manager.

Speaking to Panenka magazine, Herrera said: “Mourinho is something else.

“You can talk about everything with him and he is much closer with the players than it appears in front of the media.

“He assumes that role to remove some of the pressure from the players and to protect the team.”

Herrera has been enjoying a week off from Manchester United duty after he wasn’t called up to the Spain squad during the international break.

He will be hoping to feature for the Red Devils when they return to Premier League action after the international break next weekend with a home clash against Newcastle United.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand: Chelsea FC have made the signing of the summer
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Arsenal v West Ham
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand predicts where Liverpool FC and Man United will finish
Jurgen Klopp
Kai Havertz and Timo Werner warn Chelsea FC team-mates about Liverpool FC
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes prediction about Arsenal this season
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand: Chelsea FC have made the signing of the summer
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Billie Jean King (Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic / ITF)
ITF announces that women’s tennis world cup to be renamed the Billie Jean King Cup
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes prediction about Arsenal this season
Timo Werner
Timo Werner: Why I chose Chelsea FC ahead of Liverpool FC