What Ander Herrera did to Alexis Sanchez after FA Cup clash shows he’s captain material

Rishabh Gupta
|Published February 19, 2019

Ander Herrera gesture to Alexis Sanchez impressed the Manchester United fans after victory against Chelsea.

Manchester United proceeded to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over Chelsea. Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba were on target for the side.

The side will take on Wolves in the next round of the tournament.

Ander Herrera was brilliant for the side in the game and opened the goalscoring for the side in the game as well.

His reaction at the full time further proved why he should be the new captain of Manchester United.

The Manchester United fans were impressed with what Ander Herrera did to Alexis Sanchez after the whistle to cheer him up.

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The Chilean attacker has had a hard time since joining Manchester United in January last year. Earlier this week, he was criticised for his disappointing performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round-of-16 game.

Herrera went straight to Alexis Sanchez and hugged him after the full-time whistle and further talked about the Chilean forward in the post-match interview.

“I would like to speak about Alexis, Andreas and Scott coming in and working. Alexis Sanchez is a world class player but he came in and was so sharp,” Ander Herrera said.

Here’s the video:

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Alexis Sanchez came on late in the second half as he played to see out the game to ensure a place in the quarterfinals for the side.

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What next?

Manchester United will return to Premier League action this weekend as they take on Liverpool in the heavyweight clash. A win for Solskjaer’s side will bring Liverpool level on points with Manchester City in the same number of games. City, meanwhile, will meet Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup.

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Rishabh Gupta

Rishabh Gupta

A sports enthusiast. Sports, I believe, is one of the few powers which help us grow, both as an individual and society. With each day, in the rich world of sports, I grow.

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