Jose Mourinho’s news today about Ander Herrera’s injury picked up against Sevilla has worried Manchester United fans in the Tavern, but pleased Chelsea fans. Mourinho confirmed that the Spanish maestro would be out fir a number of weeks, although he couldn’t confirm how many. Either way, however, Herrera will be missing Chelsea’s visit to Old Trafford on Sunday.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 23, 2018
This news is sure to delight Chelsea fans just as much as it devastates United fans. The 28-year-old was named man of the match in this fixture last season as he superbly man marked Chelsea’s most dangerous threat, Eden Hazard, out of the game and chipped in with a goal in the red devils 2-0 win.
Injury to Herrera means Mourinho is likely to turn to Scott McTominay to play alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic in the United midfield and despite the young Scot’s recent impressive displays, it’s still a big blow to Mourinho’s men to lose a player like Herrera who has such an impact in games of this calibre.
This injury could also force the former Atletic Bilbao star to miss Liverpool and Sevilla’s visits to Old Trafford in the coming weeks. With the last few months of the season coming thick and fast, it’s crucial to United that they can have their man back and playing as soon as possible.
With that in mind, here’s a closer look at the reaction online.
Now who’ll mark Hazard for you guys? Awwwwwww
— Aditya (@the_famous_cfc) February 23, 2018
Hope he recovers soon
— Ajay Dhami (@AjayDhami11) February 23, 2018
Stay Manchester United
— Htet Wai Yan (@HtetWai35146849) February 23, 2018
Needed him to pocket Hazard again ffs
— Stefan (@stefanabraham_) February 23, 2018
Done more in the 12 minutes than Pogba in the last three or four games
— Luke Boylan (@lukeboylan99) February 23, 2018
Get well soon super Ander.
Among the few players who are aware of the jersey they’re putting on while on the pitch
— Mchàngänuzi Ráyöh (@Rayoh04) 23 February 2018