The much hyped Liverpool-Manchester United derby ended in a stalemate for the first time in 22 league matches as Manchester United’s counter press effectively stifled out Klopp’s gegenpressing heavy metal football.
Herrera’s game by numbers vs Liverpool:
5/5 take-ons completed
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) October 17, 2016
On a night where chances were premium for both sides, it was United’s Spaniards who shone through with De Gea and Herrera excellent throughout the closely fought contest.
Herrera in particular gave an exemplary performance bossing the midfield and contributing equally in offense and defence. The stats from last night game show just how influential the Spaniard was throughout the match. The midfielder made a whopping 11 interceptions (more than any player this season in a single game) coupled with 3 clearances.
He also had a 100% successful take-on rate completing all of his five take-ons along with 16 tackles and 50 passes.
The Spaniard was so good on the night, that fans took to Twitter claiming that former Athletic Bilbao man perhaps played his best game in a Manchester United shirt.
Check out the reactions below:
Roy Keane esque performance from Herrera, his best in a United shirt.
— MC (@mediocentroEN) October 17, 2016
Herrera has been magnificent today, best game in a United shirt in my opinion
— All For United (@allforunited) October 17, 2016
Herrera with his best performance in a United shirt by FAR yesterday. If he continues like this maybe I'll change my opinion on him
— Hasan (@fantastlsco) October 18, 2016
That was Herrera's best performance in a United shirt.
— Jonah (@MuellerHolic) October 17, 2016
Has to be up there with Herrera's best game in a United shirt
— T-3-D-D-Y (@T3D7DY) October 17, 2016
Considering what's at stake, the opponent and the venue, so far this has been the best performance by Herrera in a United shirt. Beast.
— Mr.Darkside ® (@unitedforlife1) October 17, 2016