Most Manchester United fans seem to agree that Ander Herrera was missed in the draw against Burnley this evening.
The Red Devils’ incredible eight-game winning streak under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came to an end tonight as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw, having produced a fine late comeback from 2-0 down.
Solskjaer has got pretty much everything right in his brief Old Trafford reign so far, but these fans seem unanimous in their agreement that Herrera should not have been dropped from the side.
The Spaniard had to settle for a place on the bench despite being superb for United in recent games, with Andreas Pereira not at all convincing as he came in instead.
The Brazilian lost the ball for Burnley’s opening goal and did precious little to show he’s deserving of more playing time.
This decision certainly backfired for Solskjaer, and these fans all have a pretty simple message for the Norwegian…
We missed Ander Herrera badly tonight
No coincidence that when he didn't play tonight and against Reading we didn't look as good as we did every other game
— Ryan ??????? (@ftbItoto) January 29, 2019
We missed Herrera massively today
— James (@the_utdway) January 29, 2019
Fuck Phil Jones off, Fuck Andreas Perriera off, missed Herrera so badly tonight ?
— Alex Woodward (@Alex_Woodward1) January 29, 2019
Big mistake @ManUtd for bench Ander Herrera ! And play Andreas Pereira..
— Ander Herrera (@Adetrykusuma23) January 29, 2019
We didn't lose but that felt like a fucking loss. Still don't understand why Herrera didn't start but hoping OGS has learnt from mistake. On to the next game. Oh and Jon Moss is a sack of shite. #MUFC
— Zoro (@FullMentalDevil) January 29, 2019
Ole should not make that mistake again. Changing a winning team especially in a position like Ander Herrera's. Only when players are injured or suspended. This pressure was something. #mufc
— Milito (@denoe23) January 29, 2019
We don’t appreciate Herrera and Lingard enough. Let’s never make that mistake again ?
— Danielle (@melleinad) January 29, 2019
Ole should completely take the blame for the draw. I still don't see the reason why he had to start Pereira ahead of Herrera when it's clear that Herrera has been solid in the midfield. Now we lost two points as a result of his huge mistakes but I hope he learns from it.
— Abubakar Isah (@as_sadeeeq) January 29, 2019
— Jerome? (@fabz_bk) January 29, 2019