Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera believes that the 0-0 draw against Liverpool was a fair result at Anfield. Herrera was excellent in the centre of the park, constantly harassing Philippe Coutinho and Firmino whilst being a creative outlet for the away team. Jose Mourinho opted to play Paul Pogba in a more advanced role, which ensured that Herrera was partnered with Marouane Fellaini in a midfield duo. The Spaniard, who recently was called up to his national side, was “proud” of his side for fighting for a well earned point.
Herrera had to thank his fellow countryman, David De Gea, for making a string of second half saves to stop Emre Can and Coutinho as United drew for the first time at Anfield since 2011. Eric Bailly was excellent at the back for United, whilst Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a golden opportunity in the second half to score the opener, but his wayward header missed the target. United’s number 21 was full of praise for his teammates and the fighting spirit showed.
“I think we can be very proud of our team. Every player gave everything tonight. This is the way we have to play in these matches. For us, I think it’s a fair draw. Both teams didn’t deserve to lose. We can take a lot of things from this game but know we have to win matches. We want to be champions – we have to win matches. We just try to win every duel, every battle, every ball. We knew in advance it was going to be a big fight. We can be proud. Of course, we want to win. We are Man United and we want to win always. We’re a big team, we’re going to fight for everything. Personally, I’m very proud of every team-mate.”
United now host Fenerbahçe in the Europa League on Thursday before travelling to Chelsea on Sunday as Jose Mourinho looks to get one over his old side.