He’s been known for his passionate celebrations, whether it’s on the pitch or on the touchline.
However, Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has admitted that he is a little bit embarrassed at the way he celebrates United’s goals but credits it to his passion for the club.
The Spaniard has been caught on camera wildly celebrating Troy Deeney’s own-goal winner at Watford as well as Wayne Rooney’s winner against Liverpool last month while on the bench, and these moments, along with some good performances on the pitch, have made the Spaniard a fan favourite at Old Trafford.
In an interview with MUTV, he explained the touchline celebrations:
Sometimes, when I see myself again, I feel a little bit embarrassed because I cannot control my emotions. Like when we won in the last minute against Watford and also just before 80 minutes when we scored against Liverpool, which is a big game for us and our fans.
I always try to look forward and look to the future and I think this goal can give us a lot of confidence, that’s why I reacted like that! I cannot stop that or change that, it’s the way I feel football and feel about Manchester United.
We have to go everywhere to win and to make our fans proud. That’s why I react like this. I feel the passion for this game and I always say the same, when you play for such a big club, you want to be there as long as possible. When you score and the team is winning, that means everything is alright and things are going good and I want to be part of that. There is nothing better than that moment or that feeling.
The 26-year-old also said that he would like to sit in the away end for a United game, just as Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo did in the game at Anfield last month:
[Our players were in the away end and] I want to do it also but that would mean I am injured so hopefully I can play as many games as possible.
Of course, it was very funny, to see Phil Jones on TV. So, so funny! We were joking in the dressing room about it. But it meant we were all involved – we all want the best for the team when you play and when you don’t play, we are a good group.
We want to make our fans proud and make this club the best again so I was very happy to see Michael, Jonah and Marcos with our fans celebrating that goal. Fantastic.