Why Ander Herrera could be great for Manchester United

Reasons why Herrera could help the Red Devils back to the top

Even after the farcical circumstances under which David Moyes and Manchester United had tried, and failed, to buy Ander Herrera, hopes were kept that they would eventually succeed in buying the midfielder. After all the young Spainard from Bilbao had shown tremendous potential in the Spanish top flight with Real Zaragoza and Athletic Bilbao in the past few years which saw them reach the Europa League and Copa Del Rey finals among other achievements.

Ryan Giggs called him one of the brightest young prospects in Spain and he wasn’t wrong in saying that. He had duly impressed during his stay in La Liga and had garnered the interest and attention of various big clubs. He became a key and integral part of the team from Bilbao during the last few years and played a very important part in their success in both Spain and Europe.

Herrera may be slight for a Premier League midfielder, but he is not afraid of the physical aspect of the game. His 3.1 tackles per game are indicative of his style.His overall statistical contribution towards Bilbao’s season has been excellent. Five goals and five assists in La Liga easily any of improve on any of United’s midfielders’ overall contributions, and his 1.6 key passes per game are also quite useful.

Fond of both shooting, dribbling and finding a key pass, Herrera is a player who can provide plenty of spark. A spark which could be found to be lacking under David Moyes’s reign partly because of the emphasis on wing play but also because of the lack of any in-form players who could inspire others around him.

Herrera could do this. He could inspire players around him to show the true potential that they have. Herrera could be signal for brighter futures for Manchester United.