Manchester United are preparing to head to Wembley for the seventh time in the last three seasons, midfielder Ander Herrera has said that the national stadium doesn’t have a ‘special atmosphere’.
Herrera moved to United back in 2014, and has been involved in plenty of games at the iconic stadium since, with the club playing in two FA Cup semi-finals, one FA Cup final, one league cup final, one community shield final and even a league game at the iconic stadium since April 2015.
With United set to head back to Wembley on Saturday for the FA Cup final against Chelsea this weekend, Herrera told the Graham Hunter ‘The Big Interview’ podcast that he much prefers the ‘magic’ that is on offer at some of England’s smaller grounds, citing the likes of Yeovil, Cambridge and Fulham’s stadia:
“It is a very beautiful stadium but, in my opinion, it doesn’t have the magic of Yeovil or Cambridge, or even Fulham stadium where we were training a couple of weeks ago.
“I like Wembley, I really like Wembley, it is a fantastic stadium. I made my debut with the Spanish National Team there and I will never forget that stadium, but in terms of real football, old school football that the fans like, I couldn’t tell you that Wembley has the special atmosphere.”
Herrera scored the winning goal in last months semi-final at Wembley against Tottenham last month to set up this weekends fixture against Chelsea.