Her­rera is so turned on by his red-hot three­some es­ome

Midweek Sport - - ON THE NOSE - By PETE OLIVER

AN­DER HER­RERA says Manch­ester United have the best front three in the WORLD.

And the Spa­niard in­sists he’s de­ter­mined to keep pro­vid­ing the am­mu­ni­tion for them to keep the goals flow­ing.

With sum­mer loan sign­ing Radamel Fal­cao now up and run­ning after open­ing his United goals ac­count with the win­ner in last Sun­day’s 2-1 vic­tory over Ever­ton, boss Louis van Gaal is cer­tainly spoiled for choice.

And even though Chelsea hit­man Diego Costa is bang­ing them in for fun, Her­rera in­sists he wouldn’t swap United’s star-stud­ded for­ward trio for any­one.

The mid­fielder said: “I think we have maybe the best three strik­ers in the world at the club in Wayne Rooney, Robin van Per­sie and Fal­cao.

“It’s down to Juan Mata, An­gel Di Maria, Ad­nan Januzaj, Da­ley Blind, Dar­ren Fletcher and my­self to help them to score.

“I’m lucky be­cause I play with a lot of at­tack­ing team­mates and I want to try to cre­ate chances for them.”


Keep­ing goals out has been a prob­lem for United in the early part of the sea­son.

But the Red Devils have end­less for­ward op­tions, with for­mer Real Madrid winger Di Maria look­ing a class act with three goals to his name.

Her­rera, 25, has weighed in with a cou­ple of goals in an in­jury-hit start to his Old Traf­ford ca­reer.

The Spain in­ter­na­tional – who ad­mits he’d love to follow in the foot­steps of United legend Paul Sc­holes – is de­ter­mined to get on the score­sheet even more once he has re­cov­ered from the frac­tured rib that is set to keep him out for a month.

“I’m a player who loves to keep the ball and al­ways at­tack,” he added.

“I am al­ways look­ing for­ward from the first minute.

“I’m go­ing to try to score more. That’s im­por­tant for the mid­field­ers.

“I al­ways say the same thing though – if I score and the team doesn’t win, it’s no good.

“I want to help the team with my goals. It is some­thing I need and want to im­prove on.”

De­spite a hit-and-miss start un­der Van Gaal, United are in the top four for the first time in a year.

But the acid test is on its way with matches against Chelsea, Manch­ester City and Arse­nal fol­low­ing the in­ter­na­tional break.

Her­rera won’t look too far ahead, but he knows where United need to be aim­ing.


He added: “I al­ways say we need to take it match by match.

“I don’t want to think about the fu­ture. The most im­por­tant thing is to win matches now.

“We have our ob­jec­tives. We are Manch­ester United and we know we need to be at the top of the league.”

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