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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Spanish midfielder after Chelsea triumph

  • 12 March 2019
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised the impact of Ander Herrera following the club’s 2-0 win over Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Spain international has been one of the many improved performers since Ole took charge of the club and he came up with a commanding performance where he also opened the scoring.

Speaking after United’s win at the Bridge, Ole praised the energy and tenacity of the Spaniard, who was tasked with the role of making interceptions in the second period where Nemanja Matic was on a yellow card, he said: "His energy and tenaciousness is vital for us. And that's why he plays, more or less, every single game. He has loads of energy, he can cover the right hand side, he runs forward. Tonight you can't just praise one, it's 11 players, plus the subs, but Ander has done fantastic."

Andreas Pereira determined to earn gametime with Manchester United

  • 3 January 2019
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Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira has revealed his ambition of earning regular gametime with Manchester United after featuring during their recent 2-1 Champions League defeat at Valencia. The 22-year-old has endured a tough season under Jose Mourinho where he has been left out of the matchday squad on numerous occasions but he managed to earn a rare opportunity against Los Che in midweek.

Speaking after the game, Pereira said that he is hungry for more chances from the starting XI despite not producing the best of performances at the Mestalla, he told MUTV: “I'm hungry for more. I'm trying to do my best, to keep being involved in and out, each and every week. It was good for me to be involved, to get some minutes. It was difficult at the start because of the match rhythm, but I did my best. It was, unluckily, not our night tonight [Wednesday]. [I was] a little bit rusty but, after a few minutes,
it went better and better. I think each game would get better and better.”