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Herrera reveals why he does NOT want to replace Rooney as United captain

Date Posted,June 9, 2017

Ander Herrera still believes that he is under-qualified to become Manchester United captain.

Wayne Rooney is likely to give up the armband this summer amid talk that he is set to move away from Old Trafford.

Rooney has held the honour of being club captain since 2014 when he took over from Nemanja Vidic.

Sections of the United support have called for Herrera to be named captain if Rooney leaves the club because of his belligerent attitude on the pitch.

But the 27-year-old insists that he has not earned the title of captain yet.

Herrera has been tipped as a possible replacement for Rooney with the armband (Photo: John Peters)
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“I am very thankful for the people who think so… but I prefer to be careful with that,” Herrera told Sport360.

“All the United captains have won everything for the club but I haven’t done yet.

“Hopefully one day I can. But to be honest I just want to keep playing and improving.”

Herrera was named United’s player of the season after his no-nonsense attitude took him from being a bit-part player under Louis van Gaal to being one of Jose Mourinho’s prized assets.

Mourinho has helped turned Herrera into an influential midfielder (Photo: Getty)
Herrera has become a key man for United in the middle of the park (Photo: Action Images via Reuters)
Ander Herrera reacts to Sofiane Feghouli after his challenge on Phil Jones
Herrera’s battling attitude is popular with United fans (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

The Spaniard insists that he just wants to be known as a players who have given his all – regardless of his performance level.

“I have been really happy at United since the first day,” he said. “The only thing I can do is to give everything every game and every minute of the time I am on the pitch.

“I think the fans have the same view: I can play sometimes good, sometimes not as good but the only thing I try to do is give everything.

“That’s what our fans want. They can forgive you if you miss a pass or make a mistake but as long as you give everything, that is what they want to watch.”

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