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Ander Herrera 2017-18 Performances

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5.6 Average rating
29 Appearances
1 Goal
1 Assist
3 Yellow cards
  1. Feb 1, 2018

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    He needed to come on to make it a three. Him taking Pogba off and then using him to replace Fellaini threw a right spanner in the works. Also the team were completely flat, it is hard coming into that situation.
  2. Feb 1, 2018

    Greck Full Member

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    He didn't help his case with his performance when he came on but should have started with him in a 3
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    He needed to start. We gave the game up as soon as he decided to leave us completely open with a midfield two. Matic was awful and has been for a while. I don't even know what Pogba was.
  4. Feb 1, 2018

    edcunited1878 Full Member

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    His instructions have changed from last year and it's messed with him. Jose needs to carve out a role with him and Matic freeing up Pogba when control is needed.

    We know Felliani's strengths, but with him out again according to reports (knee), Ander has to start these big games with specific instructions and go 100% within those boundaries.
  5. Feb 1, 2018

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    For this season a midfield three of Pogba, Matic and Herrera is comfortably our best option. It frees up Pogba, allows us to defend further up the pitch and gives Matic the chance to properly shield the defense. It was so easy for Spurs to play through our midfield two and get the ball up to Kane to bring others into play.
  6. Feb 7, 2018

    sugar_kane Full Member

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    Convinced he's off at the end of the season. Based on his Instagram he's back in Spain every chance he gets, wouldn't be surprised if he's homesick and ends up for a club in La Liga next summer.
  7. Feb 7, 2018

    NoPace Full Member

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    It makes little sense for us to move him I think, since he's been good enough as a 6 that he should be Matic's backup. That role and being the backup to Pogba and new shiny CM should get him enough minutes, though Mourinho might have Fellaini ahead of him oh god I'm mad again.

    If he does move to La Liga, though, I could see him being Gabi's replacement (he's 34 now) at Atletico, or a nice fit at Sevilla with their general style of play, or obviously he could go back to Bilbao and partner with Iturraspe again.
  8. Feb 7, 2018

    NextSeason Full Member

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    Can't really blame him for swapping his warm, hometown for his cold, working-city during his time off. Other players probably do it just as much but you don't see it on Instagram.
  9. Feb 7, 2018

    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    Really just needs to take his chance the next time Jose plays a 3 in the middle and make himself an important and undroppable player for the rest of the season. I think a Pogba-Matic-Herrera midfield will be our way to go in Europe. We aren't going to beat the big boys with 4-2-3-1 and Pogba having a restricted role.
  10. Feb 7, 2018

    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    There are reports that Mourinho is still angry with him for bringing a friend with links to Celta Vigo into the club ahead of the game last season. I don't know how accurate these reports are but it's a valid reason why Herrera hasn't played much this season.
  11. Feb 7, 2018

    diplomat Full Member

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    I've been thinking and saying this for some time. Herrera doesn't seem committed as last season and Jose has probably seen that in training, which is why he barely plays.

    It's a shame as it means we might have to buy 3 midfielders in the summer, especially if Pereira is a goner as well.
  12. Feb 7, 2018

    Rifer Full Member

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    Possible comeback? especially against Pool where we need extra defensive covers from the midfield.

    25th Feb: EPL against Chelsea, home Old Trafford.

    10th Mar: EPL against Liverpool, home Old Trafford.
  13. Feb 11, 2018

    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

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    Not playing much at all.

    Our balance is all wrong. Ander needs to salvage his season. So many games coming up. I've been very critical of him mainly for his lack of creativity and shooting.

    But we are set up all wrong and I think we need his energy.
  14. Feb 14, 2018 at 06:45

    FootyGirl88 New Member

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    I've seen reports that AC Milan are interested in him, I think he will go in the summer unfortunately. Jose really has made a pigs ear out of things especially the balance of the team, his treatment of Herrara is one of the things.

    Last season the midfield was unbalanced because we didn't have a DM so Jose asks Herrera to play there which is fine, and he did a good job. So most of us thought, well I did anyway, OK buy a DM in the summer and just push Herrera forward back to his original role. What does Jose do? He buys Matic and then puts Herrera back on the bench and then some days not even making the team squad. It's no surprise he's lost form and confidence not to mention his contract issue doesn't help the situation either.

    Now he's not in the best form and we badly need his energy and presence in midfield at least till the end of the season, I do hope he can find a way to pick things up until the end of the season for the teams sake.