Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

@Mennewsdesk Herrera: Reds Are Looking Forward

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

@Mennewsdesk Herrera: Reds Are Looking Forward

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ANDER Herrera has confirmed United players are enjoying more freedom under Jose Mourinho than they did under Louis van Gaal.

M.E.N. Sport revealed in July that United players expected to have more attacking freedom after working with their new manager for just a week, having found Van Gaal's approach too rigid.

Mourinho has converted Herrera into a holding midfielder, however, the Basque has been encouraged to get forward more than he did under LVG.

"Mourinho encourages me to do it," Herrera said. "I scored recently in the cup and I have hit the post [against Northampton] from long-range too.

"Mourinho gives you more freedom as a player; he wants the player's instinct to come through. It's true that you then have to have that defensive order but he tells us to let that if that instinct guides us on the pitch then we should try things. …

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