Ander Herrera wants to emulate Paul Scholes

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has singled out Paul Scholes as a major source of inspiration at Old Trafford, and insisted that he is looking to learn from the likes of Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick. The Spain international has experienced mixed fortunes since arriving from Athletic Bilbao last summer, and certain sources have already claimed that he could be offloaded soon. However, the man himself has revealed his intentions to become a fan favourite in the future and admitted he was aiming to follow in the footsteps of Scholes. Elsewhere there was more than one talking point derived from United’s U21 game against Sunderland last night. Not only did young forward James Wilson sustain a dead-leg that could have an impact on Van Gaal’s first-team, but Tyler Blackett was also sent off for pushing an opponent in the face. That match finished 1-1.