Ander Herrera played very well in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Stoke this afternoon. We had 67% and 24 shots yet still somehow failed to get the three points. The football was good, we were entertained, but the finishing let us down.

The Spaniard has reflected on the result and hopes the fans are proud of how they played.

We cannot believe we did not win this game. I think we played even better than against Leicester as we created maybe 10 or 11 chances in front of their keeper [Lee Grant]. He was their best player and that says everything. I think our fans can be proud as we did everything and tried to win.

This is football. I believe, when you play good, you have more chances to win. I have that thought – you should play good if you want to win but this time it was not like that. I hope this is not going to happen again. When we play as well as we did, we can win maybe 6-0 or 7-0. It was unbelievable we did not win but I cannot say too much. I don’t know what to say to our fans but we have to accept it and keep working.

If we had scored the second, we would have killed the game but we didn’t. After that, it was a very unlucky moment. A deflection and the ball was very difficult for David [De Gea]. He tries to throw the ball out and there are then three players against Jon Walters, even with three players, the ball went up and I don’t know how. It hit the bar instead of going out – it stayed in and we were very unlucky.