Tipped as a potential future captain of Manchester United, Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has developed into a key player for the Red Devils over the last 12 months.
Herrera did not start Man United’s Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon, but he is expected to play a key role in Jose Mourinho’s side this season.
The midfielder might look like a teenager, but he turned 28 on Monday, and as expected, there was a birthday message waiting for him on Man United’s official Twitter page.
It would be fair to say that Herrera is one of his club’s most popular players with the supporters, and the response section was flooded with praise for the Spain international.
The arrival of Nemanja Matic will make it more difficult for Herrera to feature on a week-to-week basis, but with the sheer volume of games this season, there is no doubt that the former Athletic Bilbao midfielder will play plenty of football during the 2017-18 campaign.
A selection of the responses can be found below.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 14, 2017
Best spanish midfielder in the league
— ً (@HerreraEdition) August 14, 2017
I just absolutely love this guy because he is so passionate about every United game also he is extremely talented player on & off the pitch
— Daniel Carter (@DanielC74425158) August 14, 2017
, happy bathday Future captain @AnderHerrera
— Faliiz Brown (@sinaswag) August 14, 2017
Happy birthday My midfield mistrto
— Danilo (@DaniloUche) August 14, 2017
Apart from high work rate and desire to play for the club, @AnderHerrera assisted v Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea (+goal), EFL final. Top player.
— Hrushikesh Panchwagh (@HrushiPanchwagh) August 14, 2017
Oh Captain… my captain! In your case Capitan ?
— Avik (@Avik207) August 14, 2017
Happy Birthday @AnderHerrera keep holding the united midfield
— Aina Benjamin (@benjamin_aina) August 14, 2017
Happy birthday legend
— Dickson (@dimarkghana) August 14, 2017
Happy birthday to the heart of Man United we love you to the moon
— Achong Kross (@AchongKross) August 14, 2017