After a slow start to life in the Manchester United hot seat, Jose Mourinho is finally beginning to bring the best out of what is undoubtedly a very talented squad.
A decent performance at Wembley over the weekend helped secure Mourinho’s first trophy as United boss, and there’s certainly an expectation for the Portuguese manager to add to his haul over the coming months and years.
Much of United’s success over the last few weeks can be put down to the reinvigoration of Mourinho’s midfield, with the trio of Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera forming an impressive trio in the middle of the park.
Forming the perfect balance of midfield and attack, Michael Carrick typically serves as the anchorman, whilst Ander Herrera acts as the link between him and the more attacking Paul Pogba.
Each player plays a significant and crucial role, but we left it to the fans to decide which was the most important within Jose Mourinho’s first team – and it seems as though Ander Herrera is a very popular man.
An astonishing 70% of fans polled said that Herrera was the most important member of the trio, signalling that the once out of favour Spaniard is impressing in the midfield. Conversely, just 17% of fans think that record-breaking Frenchman Paul Pogba is the most important member of the midfield, which hints that many have been expecting more of the 23-year-old.
Perhaps most shocking of all is that just 13% of fans think that Michael Carrick’s influence is the most vital, with the often underrated Englishman seemingly continuing to go under the radar.
Take a look at the full results below…