Manchester United ace Ander Herrera has insisted that he will play wherever boss Louis van Gaal wants him to for the Red Devils this season.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Herrera, who started for the first time in this campaign in the Red Devils' thumping 4-0 victory in the Champions League play-off second-leg against Club Brugge last night, suggested he's happy when playing, insisting that he can feature as a holding midfielder or as a No.10.
The Spanish star, who struck United's fourth and final goal of the game last night, certainly looked more comfortable when playing further forward, however he's insisted that he's willing to move around the field under the guidance of Louis van Gaal.
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"I am happy playing," Herrera said. "If I have to play holding midfielder I will do.
"Last season I think I played more as the midfielder than as a No.10 but if I have to play as No.10 I try to help the team scoring, assisting and this is the way I have to take."
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"I think dependable of the game, dependable of the opponent.
"Sometimes when you play against an opponent who is attacking you, maybe it's better to play No.10, if you are playing against a team who is waiting for you, maybe it's better playing as holding midfielder. But I say always the same, I will play where my manager wants me to play.
"I can say I am going to be ready to play when the manager wants me to play, and I think about the team, not about me.
"I think I try to help my teammates, I try to offer myself when my teammates have the ball and this is the way I play. I'm a team player, I don't think about me, I think about the team.
"We are now in the draw tomorrow and if I score, of course, I am very happy but the most important thing is the team.
And when asked whether he's expecting to start against Swansea City this weekend, the midfielder responded by saying: "Time will say. If the manager wants me to play I am going to be ready, if the manager wants me to wait and wait for my moment I am going to wait. I am a team player, I always say the same."
One thing's for sure, Herrera looked far more comfortable when he starred in front of the duo of Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger last night. There's no doubt about it, the dynamics of the Manchester United side completely change with Herrera in the team.
And it can only be seen as a positive. Having found the back of the net in just two of their opening three Premier League fixtures so far, United have been crying out for a wiling runner in the midfield department. Herrera is exactly that.
His goal last night shows exactly what he can offer this team. With the likes of Carrick and Schweinsteiger sitting in front of the back-four, and Herrera roaming about in front of them, the Red Devils can't go wrong. Van Gaal must now play the Spaniard on a regular basis.
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