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Ander Herrera: Manchester United due a run of victories

Published 28/11/2016

Ander Herrera cannot understand why Manchester United's performances are not resulting in victories
Ander Herrera cannot understand why Manchester United's performances are not resulting in victories

Ander Herrera claims Manchester United are overdue a run of victories.

United have made their worst start to a league campaign for 17 years after collecting just 20 points from their opening 13 matches.

Sunday's frustrating 1-1 draw with West Ham at Old Trafford was a fourth consecutive home league stalemate, a sequence United have not endured the like of since 1980.

But with Hammers goalkeeper Darren Randolph a clear man of the match after making a series of outstanding saves, and after similar experiences against other opponents, midfielder Herrera is convinced United are doing little wrong.

The Spaniard said: "I don't know what to say. At the moment, luck is completely against us. We are playing very good and we deserve eight more points than we have."

Asked if he felt United were close to getting on a winning run, the 27-year-old said: "Yes. We feel it because we are better than every opponent.

"I don't know when the luck will change, but it's not even luck - it's just (what is) fair. We are looking for fair.

"We are looking to score maybe half of the chances we create and we will win 4-1 every game."

Herrera sees the number of opportunities United are creating as a clear positive. Sunday's game was overshadowed by the sending off of manager Jose Mourinho for a second time this season - something which has triggered a Football Association charge - but on the field United had 17 goal attempts to the Hammers' six.

Herrera said: "The best player of Burnley was the keeper, the best player of Stoke was the keeper, the best player of Arsenal was Petr Cech, the best player of West Ham was Randolph.

"We are doing something good and we have to take good things from it.

"We play intense, we win the second balls, we create chances, we move the ball, we control the game, we have more possession than the opponents, we shoot on goal.

"I remember last season everyone said, 'shoot, shoot, shoot', and now we shoot I don't know how many times each game but we are not scoring.

"It's unbelievable that we don't have six or eight points more than we have but hopefully the luck will turn in our favour."

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