Manchester United’s Ander Herrera has already scored twice during the 2015/16 season, but the Spanish midfielder now believes that he can can take his goalscoring tally into double figures this term beating his total of 8 goal last season.
Speaking with Manchester United club channel MUTV, Herrera said:
“Last season, I scored eight and I want to keep growing, I want to keep scoring for the team.
“When you are a midfielder and you score a good number of goals, I think it makes you even better. It’s very important for midfielders so I will try to do it.
“I have to say thank you to Bryan Robson if he thinks I can score 12 to 15 goals, it means he believes in me. I believe also in myself. I think I can achieve that number of goals but it is not so easy.
“I think I have to be close to the situations to score, that is what I have to do. If I score, it’s much better and I will be happier but the most important thing is to be ready to score; that is what the manager wants from me. We don’t want to give the whole responsibility for scoring goals to Wayne or Martial or Memphis, to the strikers. Everyone has to help.”
Last season, it was only Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata that had scored more goals for Manchester United than Ander Herrera and he will be hoping that he can get on the score sheet today against Southampton down at St Marys.
Ander recalled last season’s fixture against the Saints:
“I remember from last season, both games against Southampton were a little bit weird, a little bit strange, because away, we didn’t deserve to win but we won. At home, we didn’t deserve to lose but we lost.
“Both games against them were very tough so we have to be ready for another one. They are confident with the ball and try to play but they have Graziano Pelle up front and can also play it long. He holds the ball up for the team so they have different options to play.
“Of course, they have the quality as they finished seventh last season and I always say we have to respect our opponents. But if we are as good as we can be, we have to beat them. If we are at a good level, we always have chances to win. We are Manchester United and we have to show it.”