Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has revealed that the reason caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been doing so well since taking over the reins is because of his excellent relationship with the squad.
Solskjaer was asked to manage the team until the end of the season after the club fired Jose Mourinho following a series of poor results and a tame defeat to Liverpool. United went on an eight game winning run, before their draw with Burnley.
Herrera said that the reason that they have been on such a good run and is able to get the best out of the team because of how he handles the players.
“Ole had that click with some players that they are performing at their best,” Herrera told ESPN.
“He is getting the best from Rashford, he is getting the best from Paul, he is getting the best from Anthony, from Jesse. That’s not easy.
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera praises manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for leading the club’s revival since replacing Jose Mourinho.
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“When you are a manager, we sometimes speak too much about tactics. But the most difficult thing for a manager is to get the best from his best players and this manager is doing it. We have all seen it.”
Herrera is back in the frame ever since Solskjaer took over, with there being talk about him taking over the captaincy on a permanent basis from Antonio Valencia.
“I have been told a lot of times ‘you should wear the armband in the future’ but I don’t need it,” said the 29-year-old. “I don’t go crazy with that. I think the best thing a team can have is different leaders. We need it from all the players.
“Of course I am very thankful to the fans that feel I can be the captain or the leader of the club but I honestly don’t think that we should have only one. I feel I could be a leader in some moments but I don’t think I am the only leader at the club.”
It remains to be seen how Herrera and co will react to their draw, especially since they would be facing a Leicester City side that are known to take points off the top six teams.