United fans react as Ander Herrera makes Champions League final

Ander Herrera has reached the Champions League final with Paris Saint-Germain.

In his first season in the French capital following his Old Trafford departure, Herrera was part of the side which swept aside RB Leipzig 3-0 in Lisbon last night.

Perhaps some eyebrows were raised when Herrera moved to the mega-rich club last summer, but he is 90 minutes away from the biggest trophy in European football.

Perhaps the comparison is futile but it’s a competition United were elated to simply qualify for at the end of 2019/20 – and no realistic supporter expects us to be in next season’s final, unless major signings are made.

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As per WhoScored, Herrera had an impressive pass completion rate of 94.7 per cent last night, as well as making two interceptions and a clearance.

It was a typical Herrera display of doing the unseen dirty work and allowing the more expressive players to do their thing.

We had a look at Twitter to see how some United supporters reacted to the achievement of Herrera, who was a real fan favourite during his time at the club.

Many wished to congratulate him on his achievement, with some bemoaning the decision to let him leave. Take a look…

However, the same goodwill wasn’t afforded to another former Red who now turns out for PSG, Angel di Maria.

Di Maria left United for Paris in 2015, and got a hostile reception on his first return to Old Trafford during last season’s Champions League last 16.

He netted the second goal in last night’s semi-final win, and that caught the attention of some United supporters on Twitter…

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.