Ander Herrera makes honest admission about Man United life

Ander Herrera feels that Manchester United have been making strong progress under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford

Ander Herrera
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera Photo: UEFA / Handout

Ander Herrera feels that Manchester United have been making strong progress under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have just come to the end of the Portuguese coach’s second campaign in charge at Old Trafford after he was brought in as Louis van Gaal’s permanent successor back in 2016.

Mourinho led Manchester United to the Europa League and League Cup titles in his first campaign at Old Trafford last season.

The Red Devils also secured their highest ever finish in the Premier League this term as they ended up in second place in the table behind champions Manchester City.

Manchester United fans will inevitably be hoping to see their side mount a serious Premier League title challenge next season as they look to win the competition for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in charge back in 2013.

And Spanish midfielder Herrera feels that the Red Devils are clearly making significant progress under the Portuguese coach.

Speaking in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Herrera said: “I think we are going in the right direction.

Let’s put everything in perspective. Two years ago, we were fifth in the Premier League and FA Cup winners. Last season we won three trophies [the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield] and were sixth in the league. This season – second in the league.

“We should have an obligation to ourselves to do more, but I cannot say we are going down. After Sir Alex Ferguson, we’ve had four years of transition and now I think the club is going up with this manager.

“This club is about winning titles and reaching finals and this will be my fifth final in two years. If you talk with other football players, they would like to be in our position.”

Manchester United are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as Mourinho looks to strengthen his squad in the summer transfer window.

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