The Spaniard has seen somewhat of a surprise exclusion from manager Louis van Gaal starting XI for the club’s first four games of the 2015-16 campaign as he has found himself behind the likes of new signings Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger in the pecking order for a place in midfield.
Herrera was handed his first start of the season in the victory over Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League playoff second leg tie on Wednesday night and he staked his claim to retain his place in the side for the next game with a impressive performance in Belgium.
The 26-year-old registered an assist for Wayne Rooney and also got himself on the scoresheet in a comfortable 4-0 win for the Red Devils and the former Athletic Bilbao midfielder says he’s happy to wait for his chance in the team:
“I prefer to play and participate in the team, of course,” he said.
“I am a team player. It’s not about me. I try to help my team-mates, try to offer myself when my team mates have the ball. That is the way I play.”
“If the manager wants me to play I will play and if the manager wants me to wait for my moment then I will wait. I am realistic,” Herrera added.
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