After his weekend display against Chelsea which saw him score a goal and assist another one while keeping Hazard in his pocket and helping United emerge as 2-0 winners, Herrera has been on the receiving end of praises of the highest order from almost everyone involved in the sport.
The Spaniard has been one of the most consistent performers for the Red Devils this season, and is slowly filling a gap left long back by former legend Paul Scholes in the centre of that Old Trafford pitch.
Performances, passion, and consistency are always well rewarded, and according to reports from the Daily Mail, such is the case with Herrera, who is ready to receive a contract extension with a wage raise taking him to £120,000 a week.
The Spaniard has evolved into a fan favourite ever since his move to the club in 2014, and after having his most consistent and stellar season so far, he had Mourinho to thank, and added the following words while speaking on that topic: “He gave me, from the first day, a lot of confidence and he told me I was going to be an important player for him.”
Manchester United are currently unsure of whom to assign captaincy in the line up, as Rooney and Carrick aren’t guaranteed a spot in the starting eleven under Mourinho, and Chris Smalling facing injury crises every now and then.
Herrera, with his grit, determination, and love for the club, could surely step into the gigantic role of being the captain, and can then official and literally, lead the team from the front.
The Spanish international further proved his love for United and why he deserves to stay, as he concluded by saying: “I want to give everything for the manager and I don’t look back. I just look forward. The next month and a half is the most important time of my career. That is the way I see football.”