Ander Herrera reveals message Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hammers into players' heads since day 1
- Herrera revels in happiness brought by Solskjaer.
- The Spaniard and the rest of the squad were told to show they're worthy of the badge.
- He does expect United to have tough tests to check their reactions.
Ander Herrera is personally admired by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the feeling must be mutual. Not only has Ole turned the spirits around, he's also consistently used Herrera as a starter.
The Spaniard said for the latest Man United match programme: ''Since the first day he (Solskjaer) arrived the message has been very clear: this is Manchester United and you have to show that you are Manchester United players.
''He asked us to show that, and that we want the ball even in the difficult moments in games. I think we have done that. Newcastle away, for example, is a really tough atmosphere, they are waiting every year for United to come so they can try to beat us, but I think the team reacted very well in the second half.''
He then reflected on the changes more in-depth: ''It’s been very good. Everyone is happy and he has brought a lot of positivity into the team. He knows what Manchester United means and he wants the players to know that as well.
''We have [seven] wins in a row so we cannot ask for more, but we have to be prudent as we are in the middle of the season with a lot of games to play and we have a really tough schedule in February.
''Our attacking players overall are really enjoying playing close to the opposition box, we are creating a lot of chances and we are the protagonist team in every game – so we are really happy. But this is only [seven] games and we have to keep the balance right, to keep winning and performing the way we are doing.''
I'd go so far as to say, the way he fights for the badge, he's already captain, just without the armband...— Don Corleone (@BobbyDNdhlovu) January 20, 2019
Ander does stay prudent as he concluded: ''I think we are going to have tough moments and tough games, so let’s see how the team reacts and how we fight against those circumstances.''