The Spaniard has started for the Red Devils in their two games before the international break and scored in the UEFA Champions League second leg playoff tie against Club Brugge, but was unable to repeat the trick a few days later in the defeat at the hands of Swansea City.
He will be hoping for a third consecutive start against the Merseyside outfit at the weekend and says he’s ready to perform in whichever position manager Louis van Gaal wants him to:
“I am ready to play if the manager wants me to play against Liverpool,” the Spaniard told the club’s official website.
“I like to give chances to the manager to put me in both [defensive and attacking] positions. Last season, I played most of the time as a no.8, more of a holding role, but, now, I have the chance to play as a no.10.”
“Sometimes it is better to play as a no.6 or no.8 if the other team is waiting for you because you can have more touches. But if you play against teams like Liverpool, who want to beat us and want to attack, it’s maybe better to do it as a no.10.”
United won both meetings between the two fierce enemies last season and Herrera, who was involved in the incident that saw Steven Gerrard sent-off in March, is aiming to make it three in a row with victory at Old Trafford:
“If we play well, and we are at our best, we will have a lot of chances to beat them.”
“I think it’s good for us that we had the experience of last season when we beat them. I think we were much better than them in both games but they are Liverpool and they are a good team with very good players,” Herrera added.
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