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Manchester United’s Ander Herrera Tagged ‘Most Irritating Player’



Former Manchester United player, Garth Crooks has branded the club midfielder, Ander Herrera the “most irritating player in the Premier League.”

Herrera joined United in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao. He scored the winner in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley.

He has made over 150 appearances for the Red Devils, and has proven to be a dependable figure for United, helping Jose Mourinho win the EFL Cup and Europa League last season.

The 28-year-old has, however, been associated with diving and poor tackles, and it is for this reason that Crooks says he is the “most irritating player” in England’s top-flight.

The former English international told BBC Sport, “I find Ander Herrera the most irritating player in the Premier League.

“He looks like butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth. But if he’s not pulling your shirt, he’s leaving his foot in on his opposite number and if anyone touches him he goes down as if he’s been poleaxed.

“Against Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final, Herrera did all of those things and much more. He took care of Mousa Dembele in the first half and then imposed himself on the rest of the game.

“In fact, he seemed to be everywhere. For your performance to be so infectious and yet somehow remain on the field takes some doing. I suppose that’s what Jose Mourinho calls a winning mentality.”


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