Herrera hails United strike force


The Spaniard, who joined form La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao in June, has been restricted in his game-time at Old Trafford so far as he currently sits sidelined with a rib injury.

The midfielder however already has two goals and one assist in his first four matches for his English side, and is targeting a greater contribution in what he believes is a world class United strike force when he returns to the field of play.

"I want to try to score more goals,” Herrera told his club’s official website. “It's very important for the midfielders.

“I like assists as well and I think we have maybe the best three strikers in the world here in Rooney, van Persie and Falcao.

"Juan [Mata], Angel [Di Maria], Adnan [Januzaj], Daley [Blind], Fletch [Darren Fletcher] and me are all going to help them try to score, and if I score of course I'll be very happy.”

Herrera revealed his delight at finally being able to play in England following his move from Spain.

"The Premier League is a great league," he said.

"It's a very quick league, non-stop and great spectacle for the fans. That's good because sometimes in other countries there are more teams that try to keep the ball in their end of the pitch but in the Premier League you will see a lot of goals.

“It's a difficult league, there are tough games against Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, City and Everton; it's a great challenge."

Herrera’s Manchester United currently sit fourth in the English standings, and next face West Brom in a League encounter on Monday evening.