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Ander Herrera 2018-19 Performances

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6.2 Average rating
23 Appearances
3 Goals
3 Assists
5 Yellow cards
  1. Feb 9, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Yes, the movement around him is allowing him to once again showcase his quality on the ball that we have known is there since we played Bilbao in the Europa League over half a decade ago, and having a structure now is something Jesse Lingard mentioned several times at that Coca Cola event the other night when talking about why the team has improved so much. It's weird that people forget how good Ander was in LvG's first season only to be dumped in favour of the Schmidfield and we saw how that went, then he was player of the season in Mourinho's first season only to be dumped out the side in his second season because Mourinho wanted to shoehorn Pogba into a 2 man midfield. This is a player who has proven himself and then reproven himself 3 times now, it's odd that people forget, the word underrated is overused but absolutely fits Ander.
  2. Feb 9, 2019

    Oneunited26 Full Member

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    It’s quiet amazing Jose mourinho demoted both Herrera and pogba the clear midfield pairing to build your midfield around, who have mobility, goals and box to box ability to help our forwards out, and decided to choose playing matic, fellaini and lukaku, and we ask why we fell has low has we did. These two easily are hell to play against, and Herrera once again showing why he’s the Darren fletcher of the current set up, simply brilliant who we must tie him down on a new contract

    It’s quiet amazing this season at one point both pogba and Herrera we’re down Jose’s choice of midfielders in favour of matic, fellaini and scotty the very opposite of goals, creativity, passing range and mobility
  3. Feb 9, 2019

    drmuji Full Member

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    Which strange strange man are we talking about. I find both equally weird in their own ways.
  4. Feb 9, 2019

    MikeKing Full Member

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    Wow, really back to his best again. This Herrera wouldn't have been carried off the pitch by Noble I tell you that much.
  5. Feb 9, 2019

    norm87cro New Member

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    He's done his best impression of Robson today and it's definetly a compliment. Constantly present
  6. Feb 9, 2019

    Dyslexic Untied Full Member

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    Such a proper footballer. Love the guy.
  7. Feb 9, 2019

    MetoTTT New Member

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    Always loved him! What a shame how he was misused all these years! Great attitude and excellent hardworking b2b midfielder. He loves the club for sure.
  8. Feb 9, 2019

    Bobcat Full Member

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    The very definition of an unsung hero. His defensive work is one thing, but his ability to keep it simple and keep our play ticking is second to none.
  9. Feb 9, 2019

    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    All the more odd because he was the player of the season the prior season. Then he just fell off a cliff in 17/18 season and was completely out of favour. Was such a strange fall.
  10. Feb 9, 2019

    MuranoLover Full Member

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    New contract - today , please!
  11. Feb 9, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    He doesn't suit the sit back and cover the gaps, and bring the ball up from deep style that Mourinho played. He needs to pressing high up the pitch and playing in tight spaces. Thats the difference.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    He was the player of the season, he clearly suited the style fine.
  13. Feb 9, 2019

    izec Full Member

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    He picked up an injury in pre season, which kept him out for the start of the season, where Fellaini and Matic played with Pogba. Herrera never looked confident and never got some consecutive games, in and out of the team with inconsistent performances. Thats why he was out of favour, some of his performances were really bad, but Jose also preferred others most of the time and with Matic and Pogba being starters, 2 spots were gone. We sometimes also played with 2 midfielders and Mata or Lingard in front, so he wasnt getting a start.
  14. Feb 9, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    No he wasn't. That was the year before when we were playing more aggressively.
  15. Feb 9, 2019

    Steven7290 Full Member

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    I just love the guy. Who ever said he isn't worthy of the captain armband needs to get their heads check, twice.
  16. Feb 9, 2019

    Jim Beam Full Member

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    Give him a new contract and a captain armband.
  17. Feb 9, 2019

    Gordon S New Member

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    My motm. He is keeping it simple and doesn't get the headlines but he has been immense under Ole, didn't put a foot wrong today.
  18. Feb 9, 2019

    bond19821982 Full Member

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    Our most important player. His role for the first goal shouldn't be underestimated . He avoided the challenge , eased the ball out of the fulham player and then a simple pass to Martial.

    Yeah, no one would note these kind of contributions but he is the one making us click.
  19. Feb 9, 2019

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Keeps being said but they weren't. Which performances were these? Tactically our midfield was being suffocated, which is why no one performed well in there with the ball, but he always did his job defensively, he always won the ball back at an impressively high rate, it's just once he won that ball back, he had no one to give it to.
  20. Feb 9, 2019

    SinNombre New Member

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    Media perceptions are why the average fan keeps making statements like "Herrera was kept out because of his performances were really bad" (and you can swap Herrera with Martial/Pogba/anyone the media doesn't like).

    The players Jose was playing instead of them had many stinkers of their own and their best performances were worse than the median for Herreras and Martials.
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    izec Full Member

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    He had some shocking games where he gave the ball away too much, no doubt. But he rarely got the look in afterwards. Sometimes he wasnt match fit or had no rhythm and performed badly afterwards to no surprise. I know some of you defend him all the time, but he had some terrible games under Jose. I didnt say he was the only one, but he got dropped quickly, because he was the easiest to drop for Jose. Lets not pretend he played like this all the time and got dropped without reason. Sometimes it was justifiable. Under LvG, it was unfair more often than not. Under Jose, he didnt get enough game time and then got dropped when everyone was shit, him included. I tried to explain how he had ended up having a season he had last year, compared to the previous one. It wasnt terrible, but disappointing overall.
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    Rajma Full Member

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    What a player, our attacking style suits him so much even though he evolved to a more defensive minded player and developed a good awareness under our previous conservative regimes he still remembers how to switch it on when asked to play more expansively, the role just suits him down to tea and gives us a great balance. Love his shithousery too.
  23. Feb 9, 2019

    unchanged_lineup Tarheel Tech Wizard

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    GioF New Member

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    Can’t believe the difference in his overall game since Ole has come in. He was outstanding today.
  25. Feb 9, 2019

    Bwuk Full Member

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    Love him. The trio of him, Matic and Pogba compliments each other perfectly... who’d of thought it...
  26. Feb 10, 2019

    criticalanalysis Full Member

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    From the comments:

    "We are delighted to announce UNO as our official playing card partner" :lol:
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    el3mel Full Member

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    That through he made to Pogba in the minute 32 was unreal.

    Lover everything about him. Great player and one of the most underrated in the league.
  28. Feb 10, 2019

    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    :lol:
  29. Feb 10, 2019

    OldTrevil Full Member

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    All I want to hear is a new contract.
  30. Feb 10, 2019

    tenpoless Full Member

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    I believe He can play well until his mid 30's. Seems to be that kind of player. We should be looking for a cover to Matic first.
  31. Feb 11, 2019

    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Very good game once again. He won the ball for first 2 goals, 2nd goal was all Martial though but for first goal he did very well to win the ball higher up the pitch.

    He is so important to the midfield. For me our 2nd best midfielder and that's not a slight on Matic as he is also playing well.
  32. Feb 11, 2019

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    He plays so much better deeper in the field.

    I think people used to see him as an attacking midfielder (which I guess he was at Bilbao) but his best qualities are the reading of the game. Pogba scores his goal as he positions himself perfectly to win the loose ball, but he retains it with that lovely little chip control that rides the tackle. So simple but effective.

    I can see him and Verratti having a great little shitehouse battle this tuesday.
  33. Feb 11, 2019

    Neptyk New Member

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    Is there anyone similiar to him in our u-23 team regarding the play style?
  34. Feb 12, 2019

    freeurmind weak willed

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    Excellent performance against Fulham, he was good defensively but he also set the tempo for our play, made so many passes.
  35. Feb 12, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    Hope he's had his Weetabix this morning. Him shutting Verratti down will be key to tonight's game.
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    Feb 12, 2019

    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    What a player! Best player in our team by a mile, big game player as usual.
  37. Feb 12, 2019

    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    Probably burned about 10,000 calories tonight. Give him an extension please.
  38. Feb 12, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Put his all into the game, has too much work to do IMO, just too much ground to cover against a mobile midfield that was also technically good, he was his usual tenacious self and used the ball well for the most part, certainly more composed and crafty with it than most of our players.
  39. Feb 12, 2019

    Bojan11 Full Member

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    Takes about 20 years to shoot and it ends up being blocked.
  40. Feb 12, 2019

    nutmegrush New Member

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    If only this guy could add shooting to his locker, he gets so many opportunities around the edge of the box.
  41. Feb 12, 2019

    Cloud7 Full Member

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    Probably our best player tonight, but he really needs to stop shooting so much. Even though he does score every now and then, most times it's either a really weak effort or up into row Z. We would be better served finding someone in a more threatening position or recycling the ball.