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Herrera: I still feel important

Despite only making one Premier League start so far this season, Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is confident that he remains an important piece in manager Jose Mourinho’s plans for this season.

“I feel as important as I did last season,” said Herrera.

The Spaniard continued: “I am a team player and I always say that and if the manager decides to keep me on the bench I will be ready. I said that last season and it is the same now.”

Herrera believes that he can learn something from his midfield teammates by watching them from the bench.

”I can learn from Nemanja [Matic] and from ‘Felly’ [Fellaini] , he has some abilities that we don’t have in midfield. Paul Pogba is our most free midfielder and I can learn from him as well,” said the 28 year-old.

“I will try to enjoy every minute I have on the pitch. I want to win titles and feel part of the team and feel important and I really do feel important because the manager makes me feel important.”

The ex-Athletic Bilbao man was a key cog in United’s EFL Cup and Europa League triumphs last year and was recognized as United’s player of the year for the 2016/2017 season.

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