Central midfield: Ander Herrera, Manchester United
Ander Herrera has been a vital cog in the middle of the park for Jose Mourinho. His work-rate, tackling and interceptions have been phenomenal.
He’s the Spanish N’Golo Kante for Manchester United. Herrera displayed how much of a great player he was when he effectively marked Chelsea’s Eden Hazard out of the game in their recent 2-0 win over the Blues.
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He has become an excellent defensive midfielder since Jose Mourinho converted him into a deeper midfielder.
The Spaniard has a whoscored overall rating of 7.51 which is in the top 10. While offensively he’s done an okay job with scoring 1 goal and making 5 assists it’s his defensive contributions that have stood out.
Herrera has made 2.9 tackles per game, an amazing 3 interceptions per game, and 2 clearances per game.
His average of 3 interceptions per game is the Premier League’s second highest behind only Hull defender Curtis Davies.
He has also made a League second highest total of making 74.1 passes per game with an accuracy of 87.9%. So basically he passes often and he passes it well.
He should feel slightly unlucky that he was left out of the PFA team of the year.