Ex-Manchester United midfielder Ander Hererra has notified manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he faces a ‘tough’ job to get the club competing for trophies.
The 45-year-old is expected to oversee a massive overhaul at the club to put up a better showing in the upcoming season.
And one of the players he’ll need to replace is Ander Hererra who’s departure was confirmed yesterday by the club via an emotional farewell video.
We will never forget United 🔴, for ever in our hearts ♥️. THANKS pic.twitter.com/yzP9TDq0xX
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) May 12, 2019
The Spaniard has vouched for his ex-manager saying that he’s still the right man for the job.
“I think there is a tough job ahead,” Herrera said. “That is my opinion as a fan and as someone who knows the club at the moment.
“These fans are the best, they are amazing, but they need time. They need time because this is not going to be from the first day. The club will need time, confidence and support.
“I am sure they will give it, but the only thing I ask for them is time because this is not easy. There are examples. Liverpool are probably going to win the Champions League, but I am leaving this club, and they haven’t won one title in five years I have been here.
“They have done incredible work, but the fans have given them time. That’s what this club needs at the moment.”
Solskjaer has been under the pump recently as the club’s fortune took a nosedive after his appointment on a permanent basis.
It’s been only a little over two months into his three-year contract but there have been calls for a change at the helm.
Ander Hererra has other ideas.
“The right person is at the wheel,” Herrera said. “He’s the right person but he needs time.
“I hope I am wrong and Manchester United win the next Premier League but the club needs time to work. I am optimistic for the future but I ask the fans to give them time. Some of them might tell me to shut up because they have been waiting already.”