Jamie Redknapp labels this Man United star as the teacher’s pet

The former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder describes Ander Herrera as the teacher's pet at Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jamie Redknapp has labelled Ander Herrera as the teacher’s pet at Manchester United.

The Spain international has been one of Manchester United’s surprise packages under Jose Mourinho in the 2016-17 season.

Herrera has scored one goal and has made six assists in 31 appearances in the Premier League this season.

The 27-year-old’s performances earned the midfielder his first call-up to the Spain national team.

Herrera has proven a vital cog in Mourinho’s team to get Manchester United over the line in the Europa League.

Indeed, the versatile midfielder produced another dogged performnace as goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed a 2-0 win against Ajax in the final on Wednesday night.

Writing in his Daily Mail column about Manchester United’s unsung hero, former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Redknapp said:

“Ander Herrera has almost become the teacher’s pet at Old Trafford.

“Throughout his career, Jose Mourinho has had players who are masters of the dark arts such as Didier Drogba at Chelsea and Pepe at Real Madrid.

“Now we’re seeing similar trouble-making from Herrera — whether it’s diving, provoking players or trying to get an opponent sent off.

“But for all his gamesmanship Herrera is still a workhorse in midfield. He has had a fine campaign and is United’s unsung hero.”

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Manchester United won the EFL Cup back in February thanks to a 3-2 win against Southampton at Wembley.

The Red Devils signed four players in the 2016 summer transfer window.

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