Ander Herrera says there can be 'no excuses' for Manchester United this season

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said there can be 'no excuses' for the Red Devils, if they fail to challenge for silverware on all fronts this season. 

Louis van Gaal took United back to the Champions League after a season in the wilderness, and Herrera described the previous campaign as a transitional period for the club, due to six new additions and the introduction of a new manager.

But having completed the primary objective of returning the Old Trafford club to Europe's elite competition, Herrera is now setting his sight on winning his first trophy in a United shirt.


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The Red Devils have picked up seven points from their first four games this season, but have failed to click in the attacking third so far.

However, the former-Athletic Bilbao midfielder believes finishing fourth is not enough for a club the size of Manchester United.

Speaking to Inside United, the 26-year-old said: "Last season was the first with the new staff and a lot of new players like me but, now, we have no excuses, we have to fight for everything.

"We are going to try to win every game. When I see the millions of supporters we have, I just think we cannot be fourth in the league, we have to be higher.

"It's a very exciting season and we will be fighting for everything."

The Spaniard produced some fine performances last season, and soon became a fans favourite in Manchester, as he finished the campaign with eight goals in 31 appearances.

He has only made one league start so far this season, in the 2-1 defeat to Swansea, but produced a fine second half display in the 4-0 demolition of Brugge, providing an assist for Wayne Rooney and finishing off the scoring himself. 

He has, so far, struggled to adapt to Louis van Gaal's slight change of tactics this season, but will still play a key part in any success the Red Devils are to have this season.

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