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​​​​​​​Ander Herrera has impressed in Manchester Uniteds midfield and he looks set to start against Liverpool on Monday Night Football. The Spaniard already looks like Jose Mourinhos best partner for Paul Pogba in the middle, writes Nick Wright. Herrera has had to be patient at United. It is more than two years since he first set foot in Carrington, but the former Athletic Bilbao midfielder has featured sporadically for the most part, struggling to nail down a place in the team and frequently finding himself on the fringes.Herrera started just 36 out of 76 Premier League games in his first two seasons at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, and history seemed to be repeating itself when he was relegated to the bench by Mourinho after playing in Uniteds 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on the opening day of the new campaign. Herrera was sacrificed for world-record signing Pogba, with Marouane Fellaini keeping his place instead. The decision seemed to pay off as United beat Southampton and Hull, but they soon faltered, and Herrera caught Mourinhos eye as a second-half substitute in their galling 2-1 defeat by Pep Guardiolas Manchester City at Old Trafford. Ander Herrera has impressed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in recent weeks Ander came on in the second half and he was the one who allowed us to recover the ball fast, to press higher, to bring the team higher, to recover the ball, to build a new wave of attack, to put another long ball into the last line, said Mourinho. Ander was phenomenal in his attitude.The 27-year-old was back on the bench for the 3-1 defeat by Watford despite Mourinhos praise, but he returned to the starting XI for the 4-1 thrashing of Leicester, and he remained there for their 1-1 draw with Stoke - a performance Mourinho described as Uniteds best of the season so far, despite the frustrating result. With Fellaini back on the bench and the ageing Michael Carrick overlooked, its now Herrera who looks like the best foil for Pogba in an unfamiliar holding role. Indeed, its no coincidence that his return to the side coincided with Pogbas best performance in a United shirt against Leicester, or that Mourinhos men have created more clear-cut chances in the last two games (eight) than in the previous five combined.For while its not always Herrera who plays the final pass, his dynamism from deep injects speed into Uniteds attack. Juan Matas selection ahead of Wayne Rooney has also contributed in that regard, but Herreras underlying importance was highlighted by his absence against Zorya Luhansk, as United mustered just two shots on target in a laboured 1-0 win at Old Trafford. Ander Herrera (21) provided the platform for Paul Pogba (6) to shine against Leicester United missed his quick, accurate distribution. Fellaini brings physical and aerial strengths to the table, but the Belgian does not possess Herreras ability to intelligently recycle possession at speed, nor can he match his urgency off the ball. Premier League tracking data shows Herrera has made 49 sprints per start this season. Fellaini has made just 37. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Herreras impressive form was recognised with his first call-up to the senior Spain squad last week, and he puts it down to the change of position. Its going well, he said. I know I have to keep working to earn Mourinhos confidence even more, but its true that I feel good in the new position and its also true that maybe that little change of position was what has allowed me to receive a Spain call-up. Ander Herrera impressed in a defensive midfield position against Leicester As well as adding speed and incisiveness to Uniteds general play, his defensive output has given Pogba greater licence to attack. Paul is a very strong, very physical player who shoots with both feet, said Herrera. He can dribble, he can defend. He has it all. I can then stay back to steal the ball, to keep the position, and from there initiate attacks.Herrera is excelling in that regard. The midfielder made more interceptions than any of his team-mates in Uniteds games against Leicester and Stoke (11), and his combination of front-foot defending and smart distribution has helped Mourinhos side turn defence into attack with greater fluency. VOTE: Liverpool v Man Utd top 50 Who is the greatest Liverpool or Manchester United player in Premier League history? Its had a knock-on effect on his midfield partner. Pogba scored his first goal and produced a man-of-the-match display in the win over Leicester and the Frenchman has created more scoring chances (seven) and had more shots on target (three) in his last two Premier League appearances than in his previous four alongside Fellaini.They are encouraging signs for Mourinho, but Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has urged caution over Herrera and Pogbas good start, and the pairing will be sternly tested in the weeks ahead. I dont think Mourinho will look at that performance against Leicester and think Pogba and Herrera are his midfield two, said Neville. Ander Herrera brought the best out of Paul Pogba against Leicester United have got three games in the next six that are against Chelsea, Liverpool and City, and they still have to build up that trust to him, to us, the crowd, that they are good enough to play in these big matches. Can they then go and deliver in the bigger games and against the better opposition? Thats when the ultimate test will come.It starts at Anfield on Monday night. Jurgen Klopps side rank top for chances created and goals scored this season, and the speed and fluidity of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho will test Herrera like never before. This, though, is the opportunity the Spaniard has been waiting for. How he comes through it could prove decisive.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Carra on Man Utd title hopes Man Utds rivalry run VOTE: Liverpool v Man Utd Top 50 WATCH: Ready for Red Monday? Crystal Dunn Jersey . -- Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf has been suspended two games for his hit from behind on Kevan Miller of the Bruins. Carli Lloyd Jersey . 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Parker played 17 regular season games with the Stampeders in 2013, setting career-highs in catches (21) and yards (217).South Bend, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - With their sights set on another upset victory, the Miami Hurricanes invade Purcell Pavilion on Saturday afternoon to take on the 12th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish in an ACC matchup. Jim Larranagas Hurricanes are coming off their biggest win of the season, as they routed fourth-ranked Duke on Wednesday (90-74), ending the nations longest homecourt winning streak at the time at 41 games. The victory was the third in the last four games for Miami and moved the team to 12-4 overall and 2-1 in league play. Mike Breys Irish are coming off a win as well, as they topped Georgia Tech on the road, 62-59. On the surface, the victory doesnt look all that impressive, but the team battled some adversity as a key player for Notre Dame was ruled out for the game, leaving others to fill the void. With the three-point win, Notre Dame moved to 16-2 on the year, with a 3-1 league ledger. Miami and Notre Dame have split 16 all-time meetings. The Hurricanes evened things up with a 71-64 victory at the BankUnited Center last February. WHatever Miami did at Cameron Indoor Stadium this week, few teams have replicated in the past. The Hurricanes not only shut down a potent offensive squad, holding Duke to just .439 shooting, but they also shot the lights out in Durham, converting .518 from the floor, and distancing themselves from the Blue Devils in the second half by shooting a scorching .667 after the break. Star guard Angel Rodriguez had a huge game, posting a game-high 24 points. Fellow guard Sheldon McClellan added 14 points to the cause, while center Tonye Jekiri recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. On the season, Miami has been efficient at both ends of the floor, shootinng .dddddddddddd52 overall, while holding foes to a mere .407 shooting. McClellan and Rodriguez both transferred in from Texas and Kansas State, respectively, and both have paid immediate dividends. McClellen is shooting an impressive .532 from the floor and tops the team with 15.3 ppg. Rodriguez is right behind at 15.2 ppg, and leads the team in both assists (4.3 apg) and steals (2.3 spg). Manu Lecomte adds yet another backcourt scoring threat to the roster with his 10.2 ppg. Jekiri isnt much of a scorer (7.9 ppg) but he does lead the conference in rebounding (9.9 rpg). Notre Dame came into the Georgia Tech game shorthanded as starting forward Zach Auguste was ruled out due to an academic matter. Still, the Irish were able to fight their way to a victory, securing the teams best start to a season since the 1978-79 campaign. Five Notre Dame players notched double figures in the win over the Yellow Jackets, led by Jerian Grants 12 points. Steve Vasturia added 11 points, followed by Pat Connaughton, V.J. Beachem and Bonzie Colson, who all chipped in 10. The Irish are one of the nations premier offensive squads, coming into this game averaging 82.1 ppg on an impressive .530 shooting. Auguste was a big part of the offensive equation for Notre Dame though and his 14.3 points per game on a scorching .653 shooting will be missed until his off-the-court issues are resolved. The team will still funnel everything through the do-it-all Grant. The veteran guard is tops on the team in scoring (16.3 ppg) and assists (6.3 rpg), ranking among the nations best in the latter. The scoring pool continues as both Connaughton (14.1 ppg) and Demetrius Jackson (13.8 ppg) have a penchant for filling up the basket as well. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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