Herrera insists Man Utd “all about trophies”

Date published: Saturday 27th May 2017 1:40

Ander Herrera has reflected upon a season at Manchester United which saw him scoop the club’s Player of the Year award.

The Red Devils may have finished in sixth place in the Premier League, but the midfielder still views the season as a success.

United captured two trophies; namely the EFL Cup and the Europa League, the latter securing qualification to the Champions League for 2017/18.

“Firstly, there are a lot of good things to take from this season. We’ve won trophies; the Community Shield against Leicester, who were probably the most famous team in the world at the time! What they did last season was amazing, of course,” Herrera begun.

“We also beat Southampton in the League Cup final, it was an amazing game, and it was great to win in the last few minutes.

“Of course, this club is about trophies – if I have to choose moments, I’d always choose trophies.

“In the league, I think Chelsea at home was maybe the most satisfying performance of the season. Not from a personal point of view, because I never think personally, but for the team.

“We were facing the league leaders and, at that time, they were scoring in every game and no-one could beat them – but we did it. It was a very good day, so if I could choose one game, I’d choose that one.”

United did go on a 25-game unbeaten run during the season, but Herrera was in no mood to celebrate the achievement.

“The unbeaten run we went on was very difficult, it was a record for the club. We could have won some of the games, particularly at home, where we had too many draws.

“I remember drawing away at Stoke in the last minute, for example, but in general I think we deserved more points that we had. But, no excuses. Sooner or later, football is fair, so there are no excuses from us.”

Herrera scooped the Player of the Year awards at the Manchester United end of season awards ceremony.

“I really did enjoy the Player of the Year awards evening. Winning the award is a big thing for me and I’m very happy to get it because, when you see the history of the winners, you realise the amazing players who won it.

“I’m happy to be a part of that; it’s not easy to win that trophy for a club like this one. The votes from the fans push me to keep fighting and giving everything for United.”

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