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Hector Herrera Could Be A Star At United

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As of late both the Mexican and English media has been circling around a rumor that Manchester United has made a bid for Mexican centre-midfielder Hector Herrera. Up to this date, only Mexicans, Brazilian’s Neymar and Oscar and apparently Sir Alex Ferguson know who this player is!

He is an outstanding young polyvalent player, who plays centre-midfield for Pachuca FC in the Liga MX (Mexico’s Premier Legue). He is 22 years old and has only played 27 games for his team, 19 of those in which he lasted the full 90 minutes.

The lack of experience in the Mexican first division is not due to irregularity in his game, but as a result of constant call ups with the Mexican U-23 national team. Mexican football legends, such as Hugo Sánchez or Jorge Campos, have praised Herrera and have expressly claimed that he has enough talent to succeed outside of Mexico..

His performances with the Mexican U-23 side have been fantastic. During the past 6 months he has played a fundamental part in the huge success of Mexican football, winning the three major tournaments of the year: CONCACAF’s  U-23 tournament, Toulon and the Olympics.

At  the Toulon tournament he was named the best player of the competition. At the Olympics, with a torn meniscus, he was the main man behind the poor performance of Neymar and the Brazilian team during the gold medal game at London 2012.

If Herrera is to be signed by Manchester United, we should expect commitment and hard work from this young lad. He can play centre-back and as a winger. As a centre-midfielder he’s got an incredible knack for creating football. He rarely misses a pass and constantly chooses the right plays to start attacking the rivals.

I think we should not expect an instant success, but if developed properly and stays health, he can become a cornerstone in United’s midfield. Alongside Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell, Herrera could complete a midfield pack that could lead Manchester United in the future to continue demonstrating why we are the best team in England and in the World.  

By Alejandro Castello @castellop