Ander Herrera congratulated Huddersfield for fighting harder than Manchester United and says the Red Devils cannot repeat such a dire display.
The Terriers triumphed 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium after United failed to match the hosts’ desire and appetite to fight.
Jose Mourinho admitted the best team won and Herrera’s assessment was similar to that of his manager.
“In the first 30 or 35 minutes, we didn’t play good,” Herera said. “They were more passionate than us, more aggressive. We cannot accept that.
“Congratulations to them, they deserved it, but we have to analyse where we lost today. We lost almost every ball. That cannot happen in the Premier League.
A frank assessment of today's result from Ander Herrera… pic.twitter.com/S8ucttuZCw
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“Everyone has to analyse for himself what happened in the first half. When you play against a team that normally you are better than, you have to match their aggression and passion. We didn’t do that. It cannot happen again.
“In the second half we were OK. We tried to move the ball. It was OK, but not enough for a point.”