Pundit: Jordan Henderson would walk into Man United midfield

Micky Quinn claims Jordan Henderson would get into the Manchester United midfield easily

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Micky Quinn has suggested Liverpool FC midfielder Jordan Henderson would start ahead of all but one of Manchester United’s current central-midfield armoury.

The talkSPORT pundit said that only Nemanja Matic would keep Henderson out of José Mourinho’s midfield after suggesting the Red Devils’ midfield has looked out of sorts so far this season.

Henderson is often singled out for undue criticism mainly as a result of the role he plays at Liverpool FC where he acts as a servant to their style of play, and Quinn has suggested that United could do with a player of his dedication and ability.

“Yeah I definitely think he’d get in the United (team),” he said on talkSPORT.

“They’ve been struggling. (In place of) Fred. I mean what’s he done? He got bombed at the weekend (against Burnley), he hasn’t settled in.

“I think he’s better than Herrera.

“(Nemanja) Matić? No, I think Matić is probably (better), he’s proved he’s a better player, he’s won Premier Leagues.”

The comments come both as a compliment to Henderson and an insult to United, as the contrasting fortunes of the two clubs are ever more revealed by league position and José Mourinho’s public outcries.

Quinn, who grew up on Merseyside, has always declared his fondness and support of Liverpool FC, but the feeling that Henderson is a crucial part of Liverpool FC’s success is not mutually held in the area.

Henderson, who is Liverpool FC’s captain, often draws criticism for not playing with enough attacking endeavour, an opinion Quinn does not share.

In fact, Henderson’s role as the teams’ heartbeat is precisely the reason their front-three can play with such attacking endeavour, and was a crucial reason in why England had such a successful time at the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Henderson does the dirty work so his sides attacking players can flourish, and Quinn believes that arch-rivals United are seriously lacking a player of such class and commitment.

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