Manchester United fans’ favourite Ander Herrera has praised the club’s travelling support and says he feels like one of them.
Herrera has become one of the most popular players among United’s supporters and further endeared himself to the Old Trafford crowd by smashing in a penalty in front of the Stretford End during Saturday’s win over Liverpool.
That was the midfielder’s second goal of the season following his strike against Club Brugge in their Champions League qualifying success last month.
Herrera celebrated that goal in front of United’s travelling fans and the Red Devils will take another large contingent to Holland on Tuesday for their opening Champions League Group B clash against PSV Eindhoven.
Herrera hopes to reward their support by finishing top of their group but the Spaniard accepts the Dutch champions will not sit back at Philips Stadion.
Herrera told MUTV: “I feel myself as a fan also. I think they travel around the world for us, they spend a lot of money for us and also spend time on us. So they deserve, I think, to have this kind of thing. They are part of us and I did that because it was like a way of saying ‘thank you’ to them. I think they were thankful for that in return.
“We have to play away to PSV Eindhoven, the last Dutch champions, so it is not going to be easy,” he added. “It’s true they have lost their best player – he’s with us now, it’s Memphis – but I think Dutch teams always try to play the ball and attack.
“They’re offensive teams so we have to know that they are not going to wait for us. I think they are going to try to attack but we are ready. They can be similar to Brugge [in that respect] but we are Manchester United. We have to have the intention to be first in the group.”