Ander Herrera has revealed that he’s told injured Manchester United star Anthony Martial that he has to be ready to face West Ham United on Tuesday evening.
Martial, 20, was expected to start against Norwich City on Saturday, but Herrera replaced him in the starting XI after the Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury.
And now the Spaniard has revealed that he’s eager for more game time and will always be ready to be called into action. Furthermore, Herrera also explained that he’s told Martial that he has to be ready to face West Ham at Upton Park.
Herrera is quoted by the club’s official website as saying: I was the one who had to play instead of Anthony, so I told him he has to be ready for the next game! Albert [Stuivenberg, first-team coach] came to me and I was ready to play. I always want to play as much as possible, I will always be ready.”
During Man United’s 1-0 win against Norwich, Herrera put in a solid performance, completing 84% of his passes. Furthermore, the 26-year-old wasn’t afraid to get stuck in. Herrera attempted eight tackles, winning 75% of them. Furthermore, he also made two clearances and made one block.
Going forward, the Spaniard impressed as well. Herrera completed all three of his take-ons, while he also created three chances – only Juan Mata (3) created more.
Man United will be desperate for Martial to be fit for the clash against West Ham especially since the Red Devils can qualify for the Champions League should they win their last two Premier League fixtures.
Furthermore, Herrera is looking forward to face West Ham in their final ever game at the Boleyn Ground, saying he went through a similar experience with Athletic Bilbao.
Herrera said: “I played in the last game at San Mamés, so I know it’s going to be very special for West Ham and their fans.
“West Ham have had big games there and they have enjoyed a lot of them but hopefully they don’t enjoy the last game. We’re playing for the top four, so we have to show that we are playing for something very important.”
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