Herrera ‘very happy’ but still looking to improve

Date published: Saturday 24th October 2015 12:39

Ander Herrera says he is “very happy” at ‘one of the best clubs in the world’ Manchester United, but is still looking to improve.

Herrera has started just three of Manchester United’s nine Premier League games so far this season, but has scored two and assisted one as he has impressed each time he is handed an opportunity by manager Louis van Gaal.

The Spaniard played a vital role in United’s 3-0 win over Everton last time out – a performance which left Matt Stead hoping he would be given an extended run in the first-team – and has also scored once in three Champions League games.

“I am ambitious, I want to play better and better,” Herrera told Sky Sports. “I am improving, when you love football you are always thinking about getting better. I can improve a lot.

“My aim is to try to play as many games as possible and to help the team. I am very happy with my development. I am living the dream – I am playing for Manchester United, for one of the best in the world.

Herrera looks likely to start against bitter rivals Manchester City on Sunday, and the 26-year-old is looking forward to the top-of-the-table clash.

“I have the experience of last year, when we beat them at home, and I think it was the best atmosphere of the season,” he said.

“I know for our people, our fans, the game against Liverpool is bigger, but it [the City game] is also very important for our fans too. Man City is first in the table, so it’s a challenge for us. We have the possibility to be first on Sunday night.

“It’s a derby first, and second you get the chance to be ahead – that’s what we want.

“Our aim is to fight for everything, to be involved in all the trophies. That’s what Manchester United has to do.”

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