Ander Herrera fires FA Cup warning to Arsenal

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Ander Herrera says Manchester United aren't worried about Arsenal's impressive form after the pair were drawn together in the FA Cup.

The Red Devils will play hosts to the Gunners for the quarter-finals on March 7 after seeing off Preston at Deepdale last night. 


Louis van Gaal's side fell behind to a second-half strike from Scott Laird, however Herrera's strike inspired a comeback and Manchester United eventually ran out winners thanks to a close-range strike from Marouane Fellaini and a Wayne Rooney penalty.

That means Manchester United are still in with a chance of winning their first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, and Herrera says that he is looking forward to taking on Arsenal and sealing a spot in the final four.


"We have to keep playing in this competition [and it will be] against Arsenal who are one of the best teams at the moment," the midfielder told MUTV when asked about their quarter-final opponents.

"But we are Manchester United and have a very good spirit and we showed it today. We have very good players and very good staff and we are going to improve."

Herrera has found game time hard to come by under Van Gaal this season following his £28 million switch from Athletic Bilbao. He's started just six games for Manchester United in the Premier League this term amidst rumours of an uneasy relationship with the Dutch boss, with Wayne Rooney dropping back to fill in instead.


He's managed four goals and three assists in all competitions so far this season and could be in line for a starting spot against Swansea this weekend. 

The Spanish international was keen to praise the travelling Manchester United fans for their support last night. "The support is always fantastic and it means a lot to us," he said. "They supported us at a tough moment and we are grateful for that. We won for them because after the first goal they pushed us for the victory." 


Van Gaal's decision to snub Herrera this season is looking crazier by the game. He showed last night that he is just what Manchester United need - some thrust from midfield - and Van Gaal would be a fool not to pick him. If he doesn't then it would certainly seem as though there's something going on behind the scenes.

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