Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said that he thinks English football is special, and he wants to make Manchester United fans proud.
The Basque midfielder moved to Old Trafford in 2014, becoming one of the first signings of Louis van Gaal’s reign at the club. Since then he has become a firm fan favourite thanks to his dynamic performances and contagious passion and positivity.
Speaking to Graham Hunters ‘The Big Interview’ Podcast, Herrera said that he has long been an admirer of the game, and the supporters here in England:
“When I was in Spain, you realise that Manchester United and English football is special, the way that you see the stadiums always full, how they celebrate the corners.
“I remember Xabi Alonso, when he was at Liverpool, when he used to make a switch of play, you can listen the the stands say ‘ohhhh’.
”You feel that they really appreciate not only skills, but the passion and commitment, and I think that is the first thing I had in my mind when I came [to England] – to try make Manchester United fans proud of having me in their team.
“I can play good, I can play bad, I can miss a pass, I can make a mistake, but I will give everything to make them feel ‘ok, we have a guy and we are proud of him him in our team’
“But I could play for another club in Germany, in Italy, in France, I would think the same.”