Solskjaer names two players that can replace Herrera at Man Utd

Joe Williams
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira can step into Ander Herrera’s shoes this season for Manchester United.

Herrera left United for Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the summer as a free agent after the club allowed him to run his contract down.

Since then, the Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff, who the club have reportedly identified as a replacement for Herrera.

However, Solskjaer thinks there are two players currently at the club who can help United cope without the Spaniard.

When asked if James Garner will be part of United’s plans for the new campaign, Solskjaer responded: “Jimmy is young, he’s very young — only 18 — so you can’t expect too much from him but you can see he is going to be a top player.

“Andy [Pereira] I expect a lot more from, Scotty [McTominay] I expect a lot more from. Those two between them had maybe 15, 20 starts last season.

“You expect them to have at least 20 each this year, maybe even more. That’s maybe two players into one that can replace Ander [Herrera].”