Ander Herrera is as terrific speaking off the pitch as he is playing on it.
The Spaniard gives everything in front of fans at Old Trafford and is a key part of the team’s recent success.
Herrera has never sought the limelight at Manchester United, and nor is he likely to.
Speaking to United’s official website, he summed up his team first attitude with a selfless comment about being prepared to sit on the bench when asked.
Instead of being down about it, Herrera says he can accept being dropped or rested. He simply wants to give his all for the time he does play.
Ready for rotation
Herrera said: “I have always said the same: if, one day, the manager decides to drop me, I will be ready to help the team for 10 minutes, 12 minutes or even two minutes.
“I think that’s the way one team can be successful. The other day I had to be on the bench, Andreas played, and maybe one day Paul has to be on the bench.
“This is a squad and, in my opinion, a very strong squad. Of course, I am so happy with my moment in the team, but I cannot go crazy with that. The successful seasons are made by the squad, not only by 11, 12 or 13 players.”
There is no sulking, and interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has united the team.
All the players are buying in and giving their all. Herrera exemplifies this.
It’s no coincidence the team suffered when Herrera was left out against Burnley, drawing 2-2.
The £29 million 2014 signing bounced back in style at the weekend against Leicester, producing a battling display in a 1-0 win.
Give that man a new contract.