Manchester United fans can’t quite believe how good Ander Herrera was on Saturday, as the Spaniard dominated their FA Cup win over Tottenham.
Jose Mourinho guided Manchester United to yet another cup final on Saturday, but there was one man who stood out.
He dominated the midfield, won aerial duels, broke up Tottenham attacks and even grabbed the winning goal. Paul Pogba? Nemanja Matic? No, Ander Herrera of course!
Herrera was voted the fans’ player of the year last season, but the 28 year-old has only started 21 games in all competitions this season.
Still, the man who is hated by rival fans more than anyone else showed once again why he is adored at Old Trafford, putting in one of his best performances in a red shirt when it mattered most.
After Alexis Sanchez had cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener, the Spaniard pounced on a United counter attack to book his side’s place in the final.
As well his winning goal, Herrera made five tackles, three interceptions, three clearances, and even completed six successful long balls.
Manchester United fans are ecstatic, and some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Herrera is exactly the kind of player we need at the club. Heart of a champion.
— R™ (@RealTalkMUFC) April 21, 2018
Ander Herrera is such a snide player and I absolutely love it. Must be so infuriating playing against him.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) April 21, 2018
Really like the fact Herrera and Sánchez are the perfect players to call up for such a game. Tireless workers, determined and really impressive overall.
— Adam (@UnitedAdz) April 21, 2018
Heard you don’t love Ander Herrera. Can’t relate
— Mike (@mango_carrot) April 21, 2018
Ander Herrera has had a real turnaround in the last month. He’s been absolutely brilliant again today and epitomises what it means to wear that shirt. Love him.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) April 21, 2018
Ander Herrera has been excellent today, breaking up play defensively and linking play when Manchester United have the ball. A well deserved goal, great to see him back in form. What a time to do it.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) April 21, 2018
Ander Herrera was class today. Absolute warrior.
— Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) April 21, 2018