Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is getting a lot of praise on Twitter right now for this classy gesture towards Alexis Sanchez at the end of the win over Chelsea.
The Red Devils won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals, but Sanchez’s performance isn’t exactly what will be remembered from the game.
Still, Herrera was clearly happy with his contribution in his brief appearance off the bench as he went over to him at full time.
Fans are now praising the Spaniard’s leadership as he perhaps tries to restore Sanchez’s confidence after his major struggles in his time at Old Trafford.
Love how Ander Herrera went over to Alexis at full time. He mentioned post match how impressed he was with how hard Alexis Sanchez worked when he came on. Alexis is having a hard time and Ander Herrera being a leader and motivating him is brilliant. Has to be our next captain! pic.twitter.com/jzjeclp6DR
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) February 18, 2019
Herrera is taking it upon himself to try reinvigorate Sanchez and get his confidence back !! This and praising him in his comments post match!!Great leadership!! https://t.co/Bd37cHlWcE
— Stephen Jones (@SnowySteve5) February 18, 2019
This video shows Herrera motivating Sanchez. A player whose had a rough time at the club. Good leadership and sportsmanship from the Spaniard. ?pic.twitter.com/aNeuBb79eQ
— Genius (@GeniusMUFC) February 18, 2019
Sanchez has Herrera looking out for him. Great stuff.
— kofi-Nelson (@Kofinelson89) February 18, 2019
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) February 18, 2019
Love the support Herrera gave Sanchez.
Truely a team united
— . (@Dxvidson_) February 18, 2019
Herrera was sublime tonight, the way he talked bigging up Sanchez after the game when he’s struggling is why he’s captain material #herrera
— James (@james_k04) February 18, 2019
Love how Herrera made a point of praising Sanchez & McTominay ! Sanchez attitude when he came on was excellent !
— Ste Bev (@stebevan) February 18, 2019