English Premiership

Herrera: United still to hit peak form

2017-12-04 14:45
Ander Herrera.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera believes the Red Devils are on the way towards reaching their best form after beating Arsenal on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho's men extended their run of Premier League victories to four after clinching a 3-1 win over the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium, thanks to an opener from Antonio Valencia and two goals from Jesse Lingard.

Despite the good run, United are still eight points behind league-leaders Manchester City, but Herrera is confident they can keep the pressure on City. 

The Manchester derby will be a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday when United host Pep Guardiola's unbeaten team, and the hosts will be without talismanic midfielder Paul Pogba, following his sending off in the Arsenal game.

Herrera told the club's official website: "We are going to find our best moment very soon. We are second and chasing to be top of the table.

"Jesse Lingard is on fire now, Paul Pogba as well, it's a pity he got a red card.

"Romelu Lukaku didn't score [against Arsenal] but he helped us a lot. The centre-backs - Victor Lindelof is in fantastic form right now. So we are optimistic, of course."

United next next face CSKA Moscow in their final Champions League group fixture before welcoming cross-town rivals Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash on Sunday.

Kick off is at 18:30.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Fulham v Watford, Craven Cottage 13:30
Liverpool v Southampton, Anfield 16:00
Cardiff City v Manchester City, Cardiff City Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v Huddersfield Town, King Power Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Old Trafford 16:00
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United, Selhurst Park 16:00
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth, Turf Moor 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, The American Express Community Stadium 18:30
Sunday, 23 September 2018
West Ham United v Chelsea, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Everton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Saturday, 29 September 2018
West Ham United v Manchester United, London Stadium 13:30
Arsenal v Watford, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Everton v Fulham, Goodison Park 16:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Newcastle United v Leicester City, St. James' Park 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Liverpool, Stamford Bridge 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.