Manchester United midfielder, Ander Herrera has said his fellow players and himself must take responsibility for the club’s entire season, as the Red Devils aim to wrap up the season on a good note.
Speaking recently ahead of the match against Huddersfield Town, Herrera also spoke about David De Gea’s recent poor form.
His words, “I don’t like to talk personally, I like to talk as a group. I think football is a team sport. I think you have to analyse the season from the team point of view and we are disappointed. To be honest, when a manager is sacked, for me it’s also the responsibility of the players. We have to take responsibility for it – it is not only the manager and the staff.
“The players have a big responsibility and that’s why I think we should all feel disappointed because we haven’t been able to achieve the objectives. For me, the objectives for this club for every season should be fighting for the titles and we haven’t fought for them so let’s take responsibility every player.”
On De Gea, he said, “Of course, he’s disappointed because no-one wants to make mistakes but if someone at this club is allowed to, it’s David. He has given us a lot of points in the last few years, he’s been crucial for us – probably our best player in the last seven or eight years. So no problem at all, he’ll be there helping us in the last two games.
“He’s very strong mentally, he doesn’t let anything affect him so it’s part of football. The problem is that when a defender, midfielder or a striker makes a mistake, you still have players to solve it. But when the goalkeeper makes a mistake, the majority of times it’s a goal so it’s very unfair for the goalkeepers. But when they decide to put themselves as the goalie, they know that.”
On if Man Utd can still make top four, his words, “We’re going to fight for it. Of course, at the moment, it’s in the hands of Chelsea but we still have six points to play [for]. They have the Europa League in between both weeks, so we’re going to fight for it. We are disappointed because we should have won at the weekend [against Chelsea]. We played good enough to win the game. But now we have two games to try to get it [a top-four finish].”
“Football sometimes is like this where you have to wait for some results. The only thing we can do is try to win both games, first of all Huddersfield away. We didn’t win there last season [in the league] so it’s a good challenge for us. Don’t go crazy about Chelsea’s game, just think about ourselves. If we get the three points, we’ll have time after the game to think about it.”
Support InfoStride News' Credible Journalism: Only credible journalism can guarantee a fair, accountable and transparent society, including democracy and government. It involves a lot of efforts and money. We need your support. Click here to Donate