The Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has hailed Jose Mourinho for helping him earn a call-up to Spain national team.
Herrera who joined the Spain National team for the first team during 1-1 draw with Italy. After his debut, the Spaniard praised Mourinho’s impact which he claimed got him called up for the Espana.
Herrera told El Correo: ‘Mourinho gives you more freedom as a player; he wants the player’s instinct to come through,’
‘It’s true that you then have to have that defensive order but he tells us to let that if that instinct guides us on the pitch then we should try things.
‘It’s been difficult back [in the Spain squad] because this is the fifth season since the Olympics.
‘I’m overjoyed because I have fought hard for it. I know that in the two years under Van Gaal I was not in the United team enough to be called up.
‘Now with Mourinho I’m feeling good. He is putting faith in me and giving me that chance to play regularly in a top side.
‘Now I have to show that I deserve to stay in the United XI and deserve to keep getting the call to join the Spain squad.’
Mourinho has opted to use start the former Bilbao midfielder in a bid to cover for Pogba in a more central position.
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