first_imgManchester United Mourinho praises Herrera’s character after Huddersfield admission Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 12:37 10/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Herrera-cropped Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Huddersfield Town Premier League The Manchester United boss praised the midfielder’s honesty ahead of Saturday’s visit of Tottenham to Old Trafford Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was surprisingly impressed with Ander Herrera’s comments following last week’s shock loss at Huddersfield Town, insisting they showed “dignity” and “intelligence”.Spanish midfielder Herrera was candid in his assessment of United’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to newly-promoted Huddersfield, questioning the team’s passion and mentality.Herrera 11/2 anytime goalscorer v Spurs Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Those comments seemed to anger Mourinho in the aftermath of United’s first loss of the season, sparking speculation of a falling out between the pair, which Herrera quickly denied.Despite the reports, Mourinho praised Herrera’s honesty ahead of Saturday’s visit of Tottenham to Old Trafford.”I was surprised but I was happy about his words because it is not easy for the players to recognise and admit [why they lost],” said Mourinho.”I was happy because it shows dignity, character and intelligence to know the reason why we lost the match.”So contrary to some imaginary sources that tell you everything we do here, I can promise you that since that match I didn’t speak one single second about the match, because [there’s] no need.”United are level on points with third-placed Tottenham but ahead on goal difference as they sit five points adrift of leaders Manchester City.last_img

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