Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he has a “fantastic relationship” with Jose Mourinho, after his manager was left angered by the Spaniard’s remarks following their 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield.
Mourinho was left unhappy with the 28-year-old after he claimed they lost on Saturday because Huddersfield played with “more passion”, but Herrera has denied a rift between him and his manager.
Ahead of United’s game against Tottenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, Herrera has urged his team-mates to put in a good performance in order to forget about the disappointment of their loss to Huddersfield.
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“We have a fantastic relationship, but what I said was that in the first 30 minutes they had a better attitude than us,” Herrera said.
“That’s what happened. But after that we had a good attitude and we were even close to drawing the game, which is not so easy after playing bad the first 30 minutes.
“But now we want to forget what happened on Saturday.
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“We want to move forward for a massive game against Tottenham and try to win.
“After the defeat at Huddersfield we needed good feelings back, because when you lose a game you want to play as quick as possible and play well.”
Herrera has dubbed Spurs as title rivals and has warned that after their impressive performance against Real Madrid in the Champions League “they are ready for anything”.
“It is a tough game and Tottenham is a direct rival for the title,” Herrera said.
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“They are there every season. In the last two or three years they have improved a lot and they are contenders for everything; for the Champions League, for both cups and for the league.
“We saw the game they played with Real Madrid and they were not worse than them. So that means they are ready for anything.”