Manchester Untied midfielder Ander Herrera has pointed out Jose Mourinho as the most influential figure for his current top form as United’s fight for a top four spot and the Europa League continues.
27-year-old Herrera joined United in 2014, but racked up the bulk of his first team appearances for the club under Mourinho.
“I am very to [Mourinho].” Herrera said. “This season has been the most regular one for me at the club and that is with Mourinho on the bench. I am very happy.
“He gave me, from the first day, a lot of confidence and he told me I was going to be an important player for him. I will always be thankful but football changes.
“We have great players and Manchester Untied has the capacity to sign big players, so I cannot sleep. I have to keep working, performing and giving what the manager wants me to give.”
Herrera scored the second goal in the Red Devil’s victory over Premier League leaders Chelsea during the weekend, a performance which capped a hugely productive period for the Spaniard.
He added: “I am happy with the development and I am happy with my performances, but people remember the end of the season and now we are in the crucial moment.
“There are still eight Premier League games and hopefully four more Europa League games. Nobody will remember this part of the season if I don’t perform well at the end. I am happy but I am not finished yet.”