Ander Herrera says every Manchester United home game is 'like a final'

Nov 26, 2017, 01:03
Ander Herrera says every Manchester United home game is 'like a final'

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is enjoying life at the club and says he is open to extending his four-year stay at Old Trafford.

United bounced back from the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea before the worldwide break with a 4-1 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend.

Steven Gerrard has talked up the importance of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Manchester United.

The win over Newcastle means that United have collected 26 points in the Premier League this season, although just four points now separate Jose Mourinho's side from seventh-placed Burnley after 12 matches of the 2017-18 campaign. Their last match-up occurred in the FA Cup during the 1992-93 campaign, with United recording a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Mourinho has confirmed that the Frenchman will provide the much-needed firepower again today, but he will not be able to play more than 70 minutes.

Brighton have never won at Old Trafford, but Hughton is not about to let that worry his team.

"They are important players in every position of the pitch", said Herrera.

"These types of games can be underestimated [by some] in terms of how hard they are, but we know as players it will be tough and we'll be ready".

"He [Ibrahimovic] feels like a kid to be back".

"I want to play with the best players possible and Paul [Pogba] is one of the best".

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester City are the Premier League's greatest hope in this season's Champions League.

"Man City are very strong so far, but the Premier League always gives you the chance to catch them and the only way we can do that is by winning games". We have a good example from last weekend.

"Do not think about the opponents, the rest of the games, just think about Brighton now, then Watford and then Arsenal".

"But we have to know what club we are representing and to try and win every single game".