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Ander Herrera 2016-17 Performances

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6.4 Average rating
42 Appearances
3 Goals
11 Assists
14 Yellow cards
2 Red cards
  1. Jan 2, 2017

    K2K Full Member

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    Needs a rest.
  2. Jan 2, 2017

    SwansonsTache loves German sausage

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    Soo knackered, we deffo need another b2b in there to rotate with him and Pogba.
  3. Jan 2, 2017

    m1y2 Banned

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    not true at all, in he first half he had a spell of 10 mins when he wasn't good, WHU were moving the ball really well, but in the second half he was brilliant, made crucial interceptions again and assisted second goal, unlucky not to score.. so on contrary he was not very poor but very good again..

    Edit: really liked how he set the tempo from the kick off of our pressing in the first half, despite WH working really hard it was important not to let them get on the game and Herrera and co just stopped them..
  4. Jan 2, 2017

    RyRy11 Full Member

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    Give Him and Paul a week off In time for the Hull and Pool games, they've earned it.
  5. Jan 2, 2017

    OneUnited24 Full Member

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    Completely agree. I didnt think he had a bad game today but he did look a bit slower than usual today
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    mancan92 Full Member

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    Guy needs at least a week break. Looks dead on his feet in the second half. But even then he is soo important to us. He is the catalyst for our press. Even zlatans goal is created from his endless running.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Send him to Spain for some sun and rest. He's gassed.
  8. Jan 2, 2017

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    Sylar Full Member

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    Didnt think he had a great first half in general, but it might be cos it was one game extra and he couldnt do his high press. Going deeper second half seemed to help him especially with Carrick behind him in CB. It meant there was an extra body (Mata) ahead of him and fresher legs to stretch the play and put us on the front foot.

    Agreed he needs a break. Think we need to get him rested and prepared for that Liverpool match where he will be just as important as the rest of our midfield.
  10. Jan 2, 2017

    MounchesterUtd Banned

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    Hope he gets both our next games off. He was a bit off in the game against Boro, but by the mid point of the second half today he looked gassed. Still my player of the season though.
  11. Jan 3, 2017

    Loublaze ATLien

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    I think he needs resting but it also seems Herrera is one of those fan favorites who can get away with 4 or 5/10 performances and not get criticized unlike less popular players
  12. Jan 3, 2017

    December_16 Full Member

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    Yeah, but then again, look no further than the "What good is Herrera for?" thread or something along that line on this very forum. He does get some stick too, much less now than the past couple of years, though.
  13. Jan 3, 2017

    Fraud New Member

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    I don't think that he's a fan favorite, though.

    Even if he has been a key player in our run of matches without losing, he isn't rated that highly in general.
  14. Jan 3, 2017

    SSSSnake Full Member

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    It's official Herrera has made the most interceptions (50) this season. More then Kante (49). Long may this trend continue.
  15. Jan 3, 2017

    unitedbhoy Full Member

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    People saying he looked knackered yesterday, especially in the second half. I didn't get that impression at all. He was closing down relentlessly from the front all half and even set up Ibra's goal with a clever interception from an aggressive press.

    I think he's fine to carry on playing. Obviously a rest wouldn't be a bad thing but don't think it's necessary.
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    unitedbhoy Full Member

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    That's because he very rarely warrants criticism. He is crucial to the way we are currently set up to play. Pressing the opponent's backline; it rubs off on the other players - his aggressiveness. His passing has improved so much since the Van Gaal reign, you could tell he was nervous and second guessing himself under Van Gaal which negates pretty much everything Ander is good at; he uses his footballing instincts for everything he does on the pitch. It's more about the power he puts on his pass; it initiates urgency which I also think transfers itself to the rest of the team.

    He's been my favourite player ever since his first season. He gets United and the fans.
  17. Jan 3, 2017

    dichinero Full Member

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    City and Pool fans perhaps. He is loved by the faithful
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    Witchking Full Member

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    He will be the future captian of this club hopefully. Deserves every bit. He is finally enjoying his time at United. I thought he would have left with the amount of nonsense he went through since 2014. Jose needs to be praised for giving this guy a chance again and reaping the benifits.
  19. Jan 4, 2017

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Devil may care Full Member

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    http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/herrera-man-utd-finding-identity-dna-of-the-club-4162327

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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Sorry for the poor quality of the picture, but this is an interesting statistical conparison against the other defensive/box-to-box midfielders. An all-arounder if there ever was one.

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  22. Jan 5, 2017

    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    southlegend New Member

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    Ander the Enabler. Considering how fans always love a "try-er", I don't get why he isn't widely loved (overlooking his minor shortcomings).
  24. Jan 5, 2017

    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    He's been bloody excellent this season.
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    OohAahMartial Full Member

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    After reading that article you really appreciate how much he has developed as a player. And it raises the question, could he be Carrick's replacement? With a bit more development and games in that position I think he could. And finding a box to box midiielder to take his place will be much easier than someone to replace Carrick.

    Pogba - Niguez (Bakayoko)
    Herrera

    If Herrera can develop as much as he has done these last few seasons its only a small ask to develop further to do Carrick's role.
  26. Jan 6, 2017

    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    :lol:

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    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    He is absolutely bossing it today, surprised by the lack of praise. Playing such a nice football. :drool:
  28. Jan 10, 2017

    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    It's pretty much expected at this point. He's been fantastic this season.
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    m1y2 Banned

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    great performance again, our midfield is great even without carrick, shame our front 4 has not the best game, so many wasted opportunities
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    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    I don't know mate, some people are still wondering what he brings to our play.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    :lol: Fair enough.
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    marjen Desperately wants to be like Noodle

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    I remember when some people tried to argue that Fellaini was a better midfielder.

    Some people, including Moyes and Van Gaal, are strange.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    I love that little chop he does where he starts the motion of turning one way and darts back the other, it's his move.

    I can't think of a better ball winner out there right now, he presses so intelligently.
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    Emdad Ahmed Full Member

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    Fellaini is a different type of player though. Not a fair comparison.

    Herrera was much better today than against Reading. His long passing seems to have improved slightly.
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    marjen Desperately wants to be like Noodle

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    Not a fair comparison?

    Both are midfielders. Herrera's quite clearly better. How is that not fair?
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    Emdad Ahmed Full Member

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    True.
    But, Fellaini's role is different. Be a nuisance to opponents in both boxes. He is the best in our squad in doing that. But Moyes & van Gaal wanted him to play the role Ander is playing this season. It didn't work, naturally. Now, Mou comes and gives players correct instructions. Et voila, the midfield looks our strongest trait in many seasons.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    What is he even good at?

    lol
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    m1y2 Banned

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    cant decide between him, Mata or pogba as MOTM, maybe Mata as he scored but the two are just joy to watch running the midfield
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    @Lawman will be here sooner to tell us he can't see why he's rated so highly. :smirk:
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    marjen Desperately wants to be like Noodle

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    Fellaini has still cost us vs Watford and Everton in his limited outings. While Herrera's been arguably one of our players of the season.

    One of the biggest changes Mourinho has made is placing Fellaini on the bench, and giving Herrera a run in the team, in midfield. No wonder our midfield is functioning again.