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Herrera: I would play as a goalkeeper if Mourinho asked me to

Ander Herrera has refused to state what his best position is, yet claimed that he would play anywhere for José Mourinho, even in goal.

The 27-year-old has played in a range of midfield roles this year, yet has performed to an impressive standard in all, earning him the 2016/17 player-of-the-year award.

“I can play at No 6, No 8 or No 10,” he told ESPN. “I have been asked a few times about it and I always say I don’t have a preference because sometimes you perform better as a No 6, sometimes it’s better to be No 8 and sometimes it’s better to be No 10.”

 

“I just try to give solutions to the manager. He knows I can play at six, eight, 10 or even two. No 2. And if one day he (Jose Mourinho) wants me to play as a keeper, I will try my best. I think that’s the right attitude and it’s the attitude every Manchester United player has to have.”

Herrera is expected to start in United’s biggest game of the season this Wednesday, in the Europa League final against Ajax. Having ended the season in sixth place, the game is as vital as any, as United must secure victory in order to bring Champions League football back to Old Trafford next season.

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