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Ander Herrera 2018-19 Performances

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6.1 Average rating
28 Appearances
3 Goals
3 Assists
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  1. Feb 8, 2019

    RepardReece Full Member

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    Down to Jose. He mishandled every single player in our team, apart from De Gea, every player underperformed. Herrera for me is not to blame for some poor performances last season, but he still gave his all, oh and not to mention filling Pogba's role isn't easy especially when it's not his position... You're definitely underrating him. Do you think he can fill Pogba's role just like that? Not many people can mate. You don't really understand the role he had to fill do you.

    He's finally being used correctly by OGS, finally, and look how good he's become.
  2. Feb 8, 2019

    Ban Full Member

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    He's vital to our game plan.
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    Feb 9, 2019

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Pogba will get the headlines but Herrera my MOTM

    Get him signed up
  4. Feb 9, 2019

    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    Outstanding performance.
  5. Feb 9, 2019

    Holocene New Member

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    Absolutely brilliant performance. He was everywhere. Needs a new contract ASAP.
  6. Feb 9, 2019

    Welbeckham Full Member

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    I love this man.
  7. Feb 9, 2019

    Krits Full Member

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    He was close to being my MOTM behind Pogba. But what a performance. He is such a clever player. His touch has also gotten a lot more reliable. Hope Pogba and Him remain fit for the remainder of the season, they make our midfield tick.
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    Ban Full Member

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    He was absolutely brilliant today. Awesome.
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    Raw Full Member

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    Bossed it. He's one of our most important players.
  10. Feb 9, 2019

    Jib New Member

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    Pogba is obviously the MOTM but Herrera is very good lately.
  11. Feb 9, 2019

    haram Full Member

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    Great game.
  12. Feb 9, 2019

    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    He's a titan. Brilliant on the ball
  13. Feb 9, 2019

    TsuWave Full Member

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    running out of compliments for this dude
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Top notch today, an article the other day summed him up the best, "captain without the armband". Up there with Rashford and Pogba since Ole came in.
  15. Feb 9, 2019

    Fracture90 Full Member

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    Fkin brilliant, was hoping for him to be subbed off earlier, for him to be somewhat rested for PSG game.
  16. Feb 9, 2019

    Kag Full Member

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    He’ll continue to play like this yet we’ll continue to read the bizarre insistence that we ‘improve on him in the Summer’. It’s boring.

    Honestly, you can scour all over Europe for midfielders but you’re not getting many better than him at what does for this team.
  17. Feb 9, 2019

    Idxomer Full Member

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    Everywhere on the pitch today.
  18. Feb 9, 2019

    Based Adnan New Member

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    Won the ball back just before our first 2 goals.

    That little scoop he does to flick the ball over the opposing player is godly.
  19. Feb 9, 2019

    Raw Full Member

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    I reckon we'd be on 11/11 wins had he started against Burnley.
  20. Feb 9, 2019

    steakpie New Member

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    Absolutely class again. Playing in "beast mode" since Ole has arrived.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Another very good performance, he breaks up so much play and his use of the ball is often crisp and keeps our tempo up.

    Really? I see most of us wanting to upgrade Matic but I haven't seen many posters wanting Herrera upgraded.
  22. Feb 9, 2019

    Trophy Room Full Member

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    Who needs mad dogs when you have Ander?:lol:
  23. Feb 9, 2019

    Irwin99 Full Member

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    He does that a fair bit (did it in the last game too). He was outstanding again today, involved in the build up for both goals. Vital to us at the moment.
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    Kag Full Member

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    Really? I’ve seen it plenty. We’ve been ‘upgrading Herrera’ for about three years now. We bought Fred and it took about two games to realise he wasn’t anywhere near as good as him. This will be the case with just about every midfielder we get linked to.
  25. Feb 9, 2019

    kiristao Full Member

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    Exactly what I came here to say. He was superb today. Won almost every tackle. Made some great forward passes. Had a couple of nice shots at goal.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I've seen it in the past but not since he's been playing under Ole, at any rate I agree we'll not find another CM that can do the dirty work and use the ball as well as he does in one package right now.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Love having a manager that finally fully understands his value. It was absolutely crazy how Herrera won the player of the season in 16/17 for us and was effectively dropped after that. Guy is an automatic pick and Ole finally sees that after LvG and Mourinho for the most part wasted him.
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    Eriku Full Member

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    He’s basically our Kante. Never lets up, controls the ball well, passes well, gets stuck in, makes himself available and can be trusted with picking the right option under pressure, and seems to be everywhere you need him.

    For the life of me I can’t fathom how he’s had these long periods where he’s struggled to get games. Glad to see Ole clearly appreciates his utility.
  29. Feb 9, 2019

    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    Kag Full Member

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    Ay, not so much at the moment but I expect we’ll hear it again come the summer.
  31. Feb 9, 2019

    deafepl New Member

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    Pogba may be important for our counter-attacking against PSG but Herrera is also very important and the key to our counter tactic if we want to score on the break, he'd recover and intercept balls so he can launch balls on the counter.
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    kr0nix Full Member

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    He must be so infuriating to play against for opposition midfielders. Long may it continue.
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    Redlyn Full Member

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    Absolutely. Heavily missed vs Burnley. He is vital to us at the moment.
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    MadDogg Full Member

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    So tempting to put him as MoM in this match, but Pogba just shades him. Herrera was still fantastic though.

    He was only poor in the first half of that season. In the second half of the season he was generally good when he played.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Probably, I mean we still have some trying to defend Lukaku, some just like going against the grain for the drama. I think one thing is for sure though, we need some depth added to this midfield, we cannot expect Ander to be playing this way without some breaks, the fact we didn't rest any of the midfield in a game against the 2nd bottom team says a lot about the confidence in the back-ups.
  36. Feb 9, 2019

    lex talionis Full Member

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    I’m not having the “Herrera is overrated” by some here. He’s been sensational for us when he’s been allowed a run of matches. No, he’s not Pogba but his contribution is equally important.
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    Raw Full Member

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    But he's 29! He turns to dust in a year!
  38. Feb 9, 2019

    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    He’s always been a mad dog. Under van Gaal and Mourinho to begin with. That strange strange man dropped him for no reason, though.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    We need him signing a new contract. He is essential our team right now.
  40. Feb 9, 2019

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    It's a hang up from a previous mind set some just can't seem to let go of.

    Herrera hasn't suddenly become a decent player in the last few months, I see his game largely unchanged. Except now we have frequent movement around him, so those short, quick passes many bemoaned as pointless actually add to the fluidity in our play, while the runs in behind and new passing channels in central midfield means Herrera can play those slide rule passes he loves so much on a more regular basis. He isn't winning the ball back with any more frequency either, but now we are pressing with a structure and when he does win the ball back we are captializing on it more frequently.

    Despite this, there are plenty who would like to insist this 'improvement' has only happened recently, and bringing in another would only improve our play further.
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