The Spaniard has impressed when he has played this season…
Ander Herrera has laid down a mark of ambition to go down in Manchester United history by being as good as legendary midfielder Paul Scholes during his time at Old Trafford.
The former Athletic Bilbao player has not been given a regular first team berth this season, much to the disdain of Red Devils fans, but has scored two in his last two games, bringing his total to five in 18 games.
Herrera made the move to the Premier League this summer in a transfer worth £29 million and has set his sights high for his United career and cited their very own ginger legend as the standard by which to be judged, hoping that he could get close to him.
“Paul Scholes is maybe the biggest midfielder in United history,” the Spaniard told the Manchester Evening News,
“I want to be Ander Herrera, [but] I want to learn things from Paul Scholes, things from Michael Carrick, things from Wayne Rooney.
“I wish one day, I can be so important to the fans, but I have to work very, very hard for that.
“But, I am 25 years old, I have to learn a lot from my team-mates, [and] from great players like Paul Scholes and I want to learn.”
Louis van Gaal’s side currently sit fourth in the Premier League, but are only two points ahead of sixth placed side Liverpool following their 2-1 defeat weekend at Swansea City, as the chase for Champions League football hots up.