I know where he can play but I want names, who drops out? I assume people would drop Schweinsteiger/Carrick and play him alongside Schneiderlin? Can't see that happening though. And Van Gaal has said he prefers a second striker at #10 to the controlling midfielder that Herrera is.
I am a big fan of ander. I like the quickness of his passing and movement. I personally would find a place for him. I think behind the front man would be OK particularly in the big games when the number ten will have to probably drop deeper at times. If lvg is unprepared to play him as a proper midfield player and he will only play an attacker as number ten then the fairest thing to do is let him go. Personally I find that scandalous but I am not sure where he fits into lvg plans.
Dreadful first half, looked more likely to get a 2nd yellow card for slipping into another tackle than do anything good. Rustiness was no surprise. Clear his best position in this system is as a #10. Only question now is whether Van Gaal wants to use a midfielder as the #10 rather than a second striker as he's mentioned he prefers. Tonight has hopefully shown that he's more effective there than his 2 predecessors this season, Memphis and Januzaj.
Very good today in a more advanced role. Previously ineffective in cameos he's had in the role but thought he added a lot today. Might be a bit of a dilemma for van Gaal as to his best front 4 and where they play with Rooney doing well today at 9, Matial on the left, Herrera attacking midfield and Depay on the bench. Will vary depending on the opponents I suppose.
Thought he was the player who made us tick today and was involved in our better movements.
Why LVG decided to bring him off whilst leaving Fellaini on again is beyond me!
Definitely think he and Schneiderlin could build a great central midfield partnership. OK not in every game and not in the really big games but certainly in a lot they could. Both have great energy and can press but ones more attack minded whilst the other will protect. But I don't think LVG trusts his discipline and to be fair his tackling is a bit Scholes like!
A fair point but then who in the United team is creating chances? When you only create a handful a game its hard to compare
What real movement does Herrera have in front of him? Rooney doesn't really have the natural movement of a striker or make those clever runs. But given a bit of movement Herrera does create chances. Look at the sublime vision and skill to pick out Lingard against Newcastle... I'm not saying that Herrera is up there with Fabregas but he's got great potential. Herrera under a more attacking manager would absolutely thrive I'm sure of it.