Herrera backs ‘fantastic’ Man Utd star to become club legend, has sly dig at Liverpool

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Herrera lauds Man Utd star

Ander Herrera thinks Marcus Rashford is capable of becoming a club legend at Man Utd as the forward is a “fantastic player”.

The Spain international spent five years at Man Utd between 2014 and 2019.

Herrera was a team-mate of Rashford during this spell as the forward made his debut for United during the 2015/16 campaign.

Rashford was a consistent performer for the Red Devils prior to the 2021/22 campaign but he struggled last term.

The England international was linked with a move to PSG in the summer but he has looked like a player reborn under Erik ten Hag.

The 24-year-old has grabbed five goals and three assists in his ten outings across all competitions this term.

Herrera has been full of praise for Rashford as he thinks the forward “can become one of the biggest United players in history”:

“Marcus makes a big difference when he’s fit and when he’s in a good moment – and he has now the best teacher in the team, with the best example, with Cristiano,” Herrera told ESPN.

“So, of course [he can be a key player], but sometimes we are not fair with some players. We are not fair with Marcus or – I could give you more examples – with Vinicius [Junior] or with these kind of players.

“You cannot compare them with [Lionel] Messi and Cristiano because it’s like if the Spanish midfielders, we are compared with Xavi [Hernandez] and [Andres] Iniesta. We are going to lose [that comparison], of course.

“But you have to judge them individually. Marcus can be a fantastic player for Manchester United. He is, in fact, he has done some amazing things at the club.

“You cannot ask him to do what Cristiano has done during his career because that wouldn’t be fair.

“Marcus has everything to become one of the biggest Manchester United players in history. He is back at his best, he is scoring and helping the team and as a United fan I’m happy.”

The midfielder has also had a big at Liverpool, claiming “it won’t take 30 years” for Man Utd to return to their best:

“I follow all the games and I’m still in contact with some players. I want them to win every single game and I’m optimistic,” Herrera continued.

“Even in the bad moments, I remain optimistic because of the fans and how big the club is. They’ve had a few years without trophies but things take time.

“Liverpool were a long time without trophies and now they are back and doing great. I’m sure United will do the same and it won’t take 30 years, I’m sure.”

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