Jose Mourinho has set his sights on Porto midfielder Hector Herrera and is interested in bringing him to Old Trafford in January.
Mourinho’s handling of Manchester United’s midfielders has been one of the main talking points of the season so far. Bastian Schweinsteiger has been frozen out of the first team squad, Mourinho doesn’t seem to be able to get the best out of Paul Pogba just yet and Morgan Schneiderlin doesn’t seem to a player that the manager fancies.
Marouane Fellaini got a surprising amount of the game time at the start of this season and seemed as if he’d finally start living up to the potential that David Moyes saw in him. But that didn’t last too long and he seems undecided on Daley Blind and Micheal Carrick.
Ander Herrera has shone in midfield this season for Mourinho and is likely going to be the man to partner Paul Pogba in the Red Devils’ midfield. The Spaniard’s performances have seen him get called up to his national squad, something he credit’s to Mourinho’s arrival and influence. B
ut Mourinho is reportedly still unsatisfied and wants to add more quality to his midfield in the January transfer window. TMW report that the ‘Special One’ is keen on bringing Porto and Mexican international midfielder Hector Herrera to Old Trafford in January to bolster his midfield. The 26-year-old is also being tracked by other European heavyweights like Liverpool, Napoli, Roma and Juventus.
‘Zorro’, as he is fondly known, started his career with C.F Pachuca in the Liga MX in 2011. After two years with the Mexican side, he was purchased by Portuguese giants Porto in 2013 for a fee of €8 million.
Since his arrival, he has gone on to make more than a 120 appearances for the club and become one of the best midfielders in Portugal. A central midfielder by trade, he’s scored 20 goals and provided 22 assists to his teammates in all competitions.
He’s been a regular in the Mexican national team since 2013, making 46 appearances and scoring 4 goals. He’s at his best in a box-to-box role and enjoyed his best individual campaign last season, scoring 9 goals and registering 5 assists.
His leadership qualities, willingness to track back, industry and no-nonsense attitude is certainly something that Mourinho would appreciate and would be a welcome addition to his squad.