Man Utd midfielder Herrera delighted by Aston Villa double

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has hailed Saturday’s victory over Aston Villa as a ‘great day’ after he scored twice in a match for the first time in his professional career, reports

The in-form hosts had the better of the first half as captain Wayne Rooney had an early penalty claim waved away before Marcos Rojo tested goalkeeper Brad Guzan from distance, but the breakthrough came on 43 minutes when Herrera took a touch before guiding ho,e Daley Blind’s low cross.

The second half was a quieter affair until the final 15 minutes, which saw a flurry of goals. The first saw Wayne Rooney make it 2-0 with a superb hooked shot into the top corner after controlling expertly on the edge of the penalty area.

Villa pulled one back within moments through Christian Benteke following a corner, but the three points were sealed by United as a Fabian Delph mistake allowed them to manoeuvre their way into a scoring position and Herrera confidently side-footed the ball past Guzan.

Reflecting on his performance, the Spaniard said: “It was a great day, one of the best in my professional career. It’s the first time I have scored twice in my professional career, so of course I am very happy.

“It is not finished, we have to fight, there are still seven more games and the next one is a derby. It’s very important for us, very important for our supporters as well. Now, I think we’re on the right road, we’re in good form, in a good moment and we are ready for the derby.’

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