Ander Herrera has sung the praises of Louis van Gaal, despite often being overlooked by the manager. The Spaniard believes Van Gaal is the right man for the job and that he has United’s best interests at heart.

He’s a very demanding person, very forward and very sincere, which I value a lot. To you guys (the press), he might seem a bit tough, but I think he’s a good guy and I think he wants what’s best for the club. On a personal level, I have a very good relationship with him. I know he can look tough from outside the club, but from within, he’s the right guy to help us improve.