Ander Herrera Grateful With Captaincy Rumours, But Suggests Now Is Not The Time

Manchester United's Ander Herrera reacts.

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Being the captain of a huge football club is a dream many players would probably have every day during their careers, but Ander Herrera has proved to be slightly different, after recently dismissing the rumours of him wanting to be the skipper of the Red Devils.

With Wayne Rooney readying for an inevitable summer exit, Jose Mourinho is on the lookout for a new club captain, and given his latest performances, love among the fans, and passion for the badge on the jersey, Ander Herrera would be an ideal fit to replace Wayne at the helm.

Despite being grateful and flattered with the links to the role, Herrera modestly revealed that it would be better to assign the leadership duties to another Englishman, and respecting the country the Premier League is played in.

While speaking to Onda Cero, Herrera said: “Being captain of Manchester United are big words. Look at the captains that this club have had. I am flattered and grateful, but it is necessary to respect the time and the number of games.

“Furthermore, as at Madrid and Barcelona the captains are Spanish, it’s also logical that there is an English captain. I am grateful that people see me like that but I’d rather not think about it much.”

The Spaniard does make a fair point in the maturity he brings forward regarding the situation, but Manchester United are used to dealing with non-English skippers, the latest being Nemanja Vidic, who did it for 3 years before his exit in 2014.

Passion does not see nationality, and if Herrera does manage to get the armband from Mourinho, he will surely not disappoint.


Written by Vikram Gupta  

An attacker with his words, and defends each of them with pride. A love for the game which goes hand in hand with his will to forever write. A graduate in the course of advertising and a hopeful to be author. Herrera for the win.

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