Ander Herrera has given a Q&A with United Review where he’s discussed players he admires, his feelings for Manchester United and his beliefs about safe standing.
What is the best goal you have ever seen?
I don’t know if it’s the best but the most important for my country was when Andres Iniesta scored against Holland [2010 World Cup final]. I don’t know if it’s the most beautiful but it’s the most important for Spain.
What is the best save you have ever seen?
I like to talk about my keeper so the one David [De Gea] did at Anfield this season. It was a Philippe Coutinho shot and David saved it with his right hand, I think.
What is the best individual performance you have ever seen?
I think [Lionel] Messi. Every week. Messi almost every week!
Is there a stadium or city you have not played in that you would most like to perform in?
Maybe the Allianz Arena as I’ve never played there.
Have you ever analysed another player in your position?
Of course. I like to watch other players in my position. I used to like Paul Scholes but, in Spain, there was also Xabi Alonso and Xavi Hernandez. It’s difficult to say just one as they are fantastic. Right now, I really like to watch Sergio Busquets. He’s a fantastic player and always in good positions. He knows how to play in every moment. There are fantastic players in the world but I like to watch ones in my position. To be honest, I don’t go so crazy with the rest but I like to see the things I can improve myself.
Have you ever been compared with another player?
I think it’s not a question for me, it’s a question for the fans.
If you could go back in time and speak to the 16-year-old you, what advice would you pass on?
I don’t know but I think I have done the right things. That is why, today, I am at Manchester United. So if I go back to when I was 16, I would say do the same. That is why I am today playing for the biggest and greatest club in the UK. So I think I would just say do the same.
If you could change one thing about football, what would it be?
I used to love it when everyone could stand up at games in the old stadiums. Obviously it needs to be made safe for the supporters as a priority but I really liked that.