Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is set to make his first start of the 2015-16 campaign against Club Brugge tonight.
This is according to the Manchester Evening News, who understand Louis van Gaal will select the popular Spaniard as the Red Devils bid to secure a place in the draw for the Champions League group stages.
Herrera has only made two substitute appearances for United this season, despite impressing in his debut campaign at Old Trafford last term.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5
Louis van Gaal has never appeared to be truly convinced by Herrera, who scored eight goals in 22 starts for the Red Devils last season.
But the former Athletic Bilbao star, who cost United £29 million last summer, will have the opportunity to prove his worth in Belgium this evening.
Fellaini to replace Januzaj
The MEN add that Marouane Fellaini could also start for United tonight, in place of compatriot Adnan Januzaj.
It was Fellaini who scored the all-important third goal for United in the final stages of last week’s first leg and the versatile 27-year-old is likely to start in the No. 10 role behind either Wayne Rooney or Javier Hernandez.
Man Utd fans want Herrera to start
Manchester United supporters will be pleased that Herrera will finally be given an opportunity to shine this season.
Many fans have expressed their bemusement on social media with Van Gaal’s decision to continually overlook the energetic midfielder over recent weeks.
Manchester United fans: should Ander Herrera be starting every match for the Red Devils? Why doesn’t Louis van Gaal fancy him? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!