Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has claimed that he and his teammates need to take responsibility for their failings this season.
It has been a rollercoaster season for the Old Trafford outfit, who sacked Jose Mourinho in December with the club languishing in sixth after making their worst start to a league campaign in almost three decades.
Although United did enjoy an initial resurgence when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as manager, they have regressed to the mean in recent times, losing seven of their last 10 games in all competitions, and have slipped back down to sixth in the Premier League table.
Manchester United now only have an outside chance of making the top four ahead of their last two games of the season and Spanish midfielder Herrera – who looks set to leave Old Trafford this summer – has let his teammates know in no uncertain terms that it is very much their fault that the club has had such a poor season.
“I don’t like to talk personally, I like to talk as a group,’’ Herrera told manunited.com.
”I think football is a team sport. I think you have to analyse the season from the team point of view and we are disappointed. To be honest, when a manager is sacked, for me it’s also the responsibility of the players. We have to take responsibility for it – it is not only the manager and the staff.
“The players have a big responsibility and that’s why I think we should all feel disappointed because we haven’t been able to achieve the objectives. For me, the objectives for this club for every season should be fighting for the titles and we haven’t fought for them so let’s take responsibility every player.”
United face Huddersfield away tomorrow.
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