Manchester United vs Tottenham: Herrera speaks on ‘rift’ with Mourinho

Manchester United vs Tottenham: Herrera speaks on ‘rift’ with Mourinho

Manchester United midfielder, Ander Herrera has said he enjoys a “fantastic relationship” with coach, Jose Mourinho, despite his remark following the team’s 2-1 loss at Huddersfield Town last Saturday.

Herrera had said after the defeat that Huddersfield played with “more passion” than the Red Devils.

Mourinho was irked by the 28-year-old’s comment but Herrera said ahead of United’s league clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday that there was no rift with the Portuguese.

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“We have a fantastic relationship,” the Spaniard said. “But what I said was that in the first 30 minutes they had a better attitude than us.”

“That’s what happened. But after that we had a good attitude and we were even close to drawing the game, which is not so easy after playing bad the first 30 minutes.

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“We want to forget what happened…we want to move forward for a massive game against Tottenham and try to win.”

Second-placed United and Tottenham are level on 20 points in the table after Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat Liverpool 4-1.

Herrera said United were not taking their rivals lightly and pointed to Tottenham’s 1-1 away draw with European champions Real Madrid last week to highlight their threat.

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“It is a tough game and Tottenham is a direct rival for the title. In the last two or three years they have improved a lot and they are contenders for everything.

“We saw the game they played with Real Madrid and they were not worse than them. So that means they are ready for anything.”

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