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Ander Herrera Gives Jose Mourinho’s Style A Ringing Endorsement

The Manchester United midfielder spoke to Marca about both Jose Mourinho and his current boss, Louis van Gaal.

Ander Herrera’s view on United’s next potential boss was put under the spotlight by the Spanish sports paper. While diplomatic in giving his view on life under Louis van Gaal also, the Spaniard had no choice but to address the Portuguese elephant in the room.

Whoever ends up in the United hotseat come next season, the 26-year-old would view an LVG sacking as ‘unfair’, despite a tough few months for all concerned.

“I think so, it would be unfair because the line of work in England is to give confidence”, he stated.

 “The prism is different than in Spain. Here [in England] it’s more patient, but not only with Van Gaal – with Jose Mourinho,he was three points from relegation and they didn’t throw him out. Wenger has been nine years without titles and continued there.

Manchester City go three weeks without a win and there were no doubts about Pellegrini.”

Ander Herrera in action for Manchester United
Ander Herrera in action for Manchester United

The crisis that Jose Mourinho faced in his latter days at Stamford Bridge hasn’t dampened the Spaniard’s perception of the ‘Special One’, or indeed his style, when it was put to him by Marca.

“It’s funny that. You see, Mou played for Chelsea with Cesc, Willian, Oscar, Hazard and Costa, with only Matic as defensive midfielder”, he said.

“Is that not attractive? Or his Madrid scoring record? His Chelsea, with how hard it is, won the Premier well in advance… Yes, I have seen Chelsea play well.”

The interview follows mounting reports that Jose Mourinho is poised to take over the club from Louis van Gaal in the summer, if not sooner.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

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