Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera says that he and his teammates have an added incentive to win todays FA Cup Final – Sir Alex Ferguson.
The former United boss is in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage a few weeks ago, and while his condition is thought to be improving, he still remains under the watchful eye of medical professionals.
Having led United to five FA Cup triumphs during his time as manager, Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the most successful managers in the competitions history. Now, Herrera has admitted that he and his team-mates wil be trying to win it for him again.
“All we know is the operation went quite well and all we want is to have Sir Alex in the stands for the final,” said the United midfielder.
“I was quite surprised because he seemed very well when he was travelling with the team and he looked very very healthy.
“He’s a very respectful man when he travels with us. He tries to be always on one side, he doesn’t want to interact too well because he wants to be very respectful.
“Hopefully he recovers well and he’s back travelling with us and he’s giving us his strength. Just his presence is important for us.”
Herrera is expected to start todays final where he will probably be given a job to do on Eden Hazard, much like he did at Old Trafford last season. While he took all the credit that day, he has been keen to pass on the credit to his fellow team-mates.