Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera made a goalscoring return from injury after netting in last night's 5-0 win against Blackburn Rovers in the Lancashire Senior Cup.
The fit-again star was given a run-out for the Red Devils' U21 side, as he continues his rehabilitation from the fractured rib he originally suffered in the 2-1 victory over West Ham United back in September.
After aggravating the midriff complaint in the 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion almost a month later, Herrera has not featured for Louis van Gaal's side since, but now looks ready to make his first-team comeback following an impressive contribution in the development squad match on Tuesday evening.
The former Athletic Bilbao man was at his instrumental best as part of a flexible three-man midfield, capping his performance with a well-taken goal to put Manchester United 3-0 up midway through the first-half.
Reacting quickest to a free-kick that was cut back to the penalty spot, the Spaniard unleashed a first-time curling effort into the corner of the net, leaving the Blackburn goalkeeper with no chance.
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Herrera made his experience count by dictating the play for most of the game, and he even came close to doubling his tally with another well-executed shot after the interval.
Overall the 25-year-old will be pleased with his performance as he looks to put himself back in contention for Manchester United's home clash against Hull City at Old Trafford on Saturday.
His comeback couldn't have come at a better time following the recent injury picked up by fellow summer signing Daley Blind whilst on international duty with the Netherlands, so he'll increase Van Gaal's available options in midfield this weekend.
Watch footage of Ander Herrera's goal for Manchester United U21s in the video below - and have your say in the comment box provided if the Spanish midfielder would make your starting XI to face Hull City.
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