Manchester United’s Spanish central midfielder, Ander Herrera, has never made an appearance for his country’s first team. He has 20 appearances and 4 goals at U21 and U23 level but is yet to make the step up to the national squad.
Speaking to MUTV, the 26 year old has admitted that he would love to play for his country but, he also concedes that getting his chance for Spain will be very hard as they host a lot of the best midfielders in the world.
Ander Herrera had this to say to MUTV:
“Of course, I wish for it,”
“It’s the next step for me. When you arrive at Manchester United, you are now in the biggest club with the best supporters and maybe the most followed club in the world.”
“Last season, I think I had a good season. The fans were happy with me and the manager as well.”
“Of course, I can play well or I can play badly, but I always give my best and I think I am doing well enough to get into the national squad. It’s my next step.”
“I know we have, in Spain, maybe the best midfielders in the world right now but I think I have the quality to be in the national team.”
“I will fight for it. I fought last season for that and I am trying to do it again. I think I have the quality to be in it and I am showing that.”
“I think I am ready to help the team [at United], help my team-mates, and I am going to play wherever the manager wants me to play,”
“So I am doing the right things to get into the national team but, of course, the [international] manager will decide.”
“Of course, it’s the next dream, the next step for me. I know it’s difficult but I will try to do my best to be involved in the European Championship.”
This news will also fuel rumours of a possible move to Barcelona this January as the Catalan giants are said to monitoring the Spaniard.
Everyone knows that the Spanish national team selects from Barça and Real Madrid before looking at players elsewhere.
After Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger’s almost absent performance against Arsenal, it wouldn’t be suprising if Louis van Gaal started Herrera alongside Morgan Schneiderlin next weekend. But that largely depends on how Herrera’s recovery training goes this week.