Jose Mourinho sends message to Ander Herrera after Man United’s 2-1 win

Jose Mourinho praises Ander Herrera for the impact he had in the second half of Man United's 2-1 win over Bournemouth

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho singled out Ander Herrera for special praise after the Spaniard helped Manchester United to claim a dramatic 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime.

Manchester United started the game poorly and found themselves 1-0 down after just 11 minutes thanks to Callum Wilson’s opener.

However, Anthony Martial continued his good recent form when he netted an equaliser in the 35th minute at the Vitality Stadium to leave the score at 1-1 at half-time.

Mourinho opted to introduce by Herrera and Marcus Rashford in the second half, with both players coming on in the 56th minute and making a difference in the top-flight clash.

Rashford ended up netting the eventual winner late on to claim all three points for the Red Devils as they made it back to back wins in the Premier League for just the second time this season.

And speaking to BT Sport after the game, Mourinho paid credit to Herrera for the impact he made after coming on early in the second half.

“The first half was a disaster,” said Mourinho. “The second half was much better. We created lots of chances and deserved to score before the 92nd minute.”

Asked about his team talk at half-time, Mourinho continued: “I started off positive. I said it is impossible to play worse than we did so the second half will be better for sure.

“I was happy bringing Ander Herrera into the game.

“I felt we needed him to give more balance and to recover the ball faster. I was happy with that change. It was much better.”

Manchester United will now turn their attentions back towards Champions League affairs and their trip to Juventus on Wednesday night.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Jamie Redknapp
‘I’m a massive fan’: Sky Sports pundit heaps praise on Chelsea FC star
Frank Lampard
Michael Ballack delivers his verdict on incoming Chelsea FC signing
Mason Mount
Cesc Fabregas reacts to Chelsea FC star’s display in 3-0 win over Watford
Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic predicts where Chelsea FC will finish after 3-0 win over Watford
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Tim Sherwood urges Man United to make this ‘outstanding’ signing
Christian Pulisic
Ashley Cole: What I really think of Christian Pulisic at Chelsea FC
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
Rio Ferdinand
‘He looks like a different person’: Rio Ferdinand raves about Man United star
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes reckons Man United will regret not signing 19-year-old
Marcus Rashford
‘Just let him play’: Marcus Rashford cools the heat on Man United star