Ander Herrera has admitted that it's not easy at Manchester United, but is prepared to work hard as he goes in search of game time under Louis van Gaal, reports The Guardian.
The Spaniard, who joined the ranks at Old Trafford this past summer, has only made six league starts this term, but is seemingly determined to make an impression at the club.
The midfield ace has insisted that he's ready to prove his credentials, but understands that Van Gaal has a number of players to choose from.
Speaking to reporters, Herrera said: “When the manager wants me to help the team I am going to be ready, of course. I am at Manchester United and we have a very good squad with very good players and it is not easy but of course I am going to work hard.
Champions League return
In fact, Herrera has insisted that the Red Devils are determined to play in the Champions League next season, with the club currently sitting in fourth place in England's elite division.
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“I’m going to be ready always for the team because everyone wants to play the next season in the Champions League and of course I want to play."
Herrera, then, will be determined to stamp his mark on the side over the coming weeks and months.
With Michael Carrick set for a period out on the sidelines, Herrera will no doubt be hoping for more opportunities sooner rather than later, but will also have to battle the likes of Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind for a place in the starting XI.
Herrera and Co. will currently be hoping to star this afternoon as the Red Devils play host to strugglers Leicester City.
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