Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera was one of the standout players on the pitch as his side triumphed over Chelsea in the FA Cup last night.
The Spaniard scored the opening goal from a superb cross from Paul Pogba, but his defensive work was equally important during the 2-0 win.
Supporters on Twitter were effusive in their praise for Herrera’s performance:
Simply the best! 🖤 pic.twitter.com/0OMfSJCeNW
— Mihir_Chhablani (@Mihir_Chhablani) 18 February 2019
WHAT A PERFORMANCE , ANDER ! TRUE LEADER ❤❤❤ #mufc
— Nataly Antar (@nataly_antar7) 18 February 2019
Fantastic again Ander, don’t forget to sign a new contract ❤️
— EP (@EamonnPower23) 18 February 2019
Captain without an armband ♥️
— Anna_MUFC🌻 (@mufc_anna) 18 February 2019
— James 🔰 (@mufcszn) 18 February 2019
You were absolutely brilliant tonight Ander, your goal, your work rate and your aggression all incredible. Lovely words for Sanchez at the end as well. Lead by example 👍🔴
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) 18 February 2019
MOTM for me 👏👏👏🔥🔥
— andrea bennett (@andreabennett19) 18 February 2019
Sign the contract
— Daniel (@UtdDxn) 18 February 2019
Different class tonight and outstanding under Ole this season. Keep it up Ander.
— Dan (@Altgthr) 18 February 2019
Outstanding performance, The new governor 🙌
— Nicola Colino (@NicolaHavill) 18 February 2019
With the 29-year-old’s contract expiring in the summer, fans will be hoping the midfielder signs a new deal very soon based on his recent displays.
Herrera barely featured in Jose Mourinho’s plans at the start of the season, but he is now one of the first names on the teamsheet under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Alongside Nemanja Matic, the pair protect the back four whilst allowing the likes of Pogba and Rashford the freedom to go forward and cause havoc in the final third of the pitch.
Herrera’s commanding display last night epitomised the newly found sense of belief within United’s squad over the past couple of months.