Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Midfielder's Running Gives Legs to Reds Goal Threat

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Midfielder's Running Gives Legs to Reds Goal Threat

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ANDER Herrera and Nemanja Matic's running is allowing the United forwards to enjoy their game more, according to the Spaniard.

Herrera has been one of the Reds' standout players since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as interim manager in December and was voted man of the match by the fans for his performance in the 2-0 win against Chelsea on Monday night.

Herrera, Matic and Paul Pogba have become Solskjaer's first choice midfield trio and the Spaniard believes the new-found success of United's forwards is partly down to the efforts in midfield.

"I said to the manager we are running a lot at the moment to make our forwards enjoy it," Herrera said.

"Sometimes it is hard for us but, as long as they score goals and as long as they make our fans enjoy the games, we will continue doing that. …

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