Herrera: Pressure on Guardiola at City will be huge

Date published: Friday 5th February 2016 1:32

Ander Herrera: Vying for a Manchester United recall

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has welcomed the impending arrival of Pep Guardiola to the Premier League but believes the pressure on his fellow Spaniard to be a success at Manchester City will be huge.

Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini as City boss in the summer after eight trophy-laden years in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Although Guardiola is taking over at United’s arch-rivals, Herrera is pleased to see the 45-year-old coming to England – but he also had a warning for his compatriot.

“I’m looking at it from a positive point of view. They’re going to make us do better ourselves. Historically, City have always been below United, and this gives them a psychological advantage, because they are coming from behind,” Herrera told Spanish newspaper Marca.

“With Pep, with the multi-million pound outlay they’ve made and will spend with him, I expect the pressure to be higher for them.

“The fans are going to expect a lot: that they win the Premier League with a 10-point gap, that they reach the Champions League final….

“Pep seems a phenomenon to me. His teams always entertain me a lot, but at City the expectations will be very big.”

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