Ander Herrera was named Sir Matt Busby player of the year in 2016-17 after his fantastic performances, particularly in the big games, saw him become a key player for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

Herrera has hailed the impact of our new manager, claiming he achieved exactly what he came here to do.

We are already thinking about the European Super Cup. Football is about trophies, no? About achieving objectives. Now we are going to play Champions League. Three trophies: League Cup, Community Shield and Europa League. In the beginning of the season we were talking about that. The manager said he was coming to Manchester United to win trophies and he has done it. First season, three trophies.

Reflecting specifically on the Europa League, Herrera hailed the importance of winning the trophy but played down the importance of him being named Man of the Match.

It was the perfect finish to the season. We controlled the game and we got another trophy for our museum. I am very grateful for the award but, to be honest, I think all of us won the man of the match. When I think about football it is a team sport. I don’t trust too much in personal trophies.




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