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Herrera discusses his ‘good relationship’ with Jose Mourinho

Ander Herrera has insisted that he still has a ‘good relationship’ with Jose Mourinho, despite widespread reports of the Portuguese losing the dressing room during the final months at Manchester United.

Under Mourinho, Manchester United endured a miserable start to the season, picking up just 26 points in his 17 games in charge before being sacked back in December.

However, having been a regular fixture of the United side during Mourinho’s tenure at Old Trafford, Ander Herrera has remained positive about the former Red Devils boss, and thanked him for improving him as a player, with the Spaniard winning the club’s Player of the Year award in the 2016/17 season.

“The only thing I can say is thank you to him because he improved me as a player. He did everything for the club to try to win,” Herrera told FourFourTwo magazine.

“I became player of the year under him. He did good things for me. I have a good relationship with him and, of course, I spoke to him when he left.

“He texted me a very nice message – something private between me and him. I have so much respect for him.”

Read also: Herrera impressed with how well Solskjaer has clicked with Manchester United players

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