I want to give everything for the manager - Herrera grateful to Mourinho

Marcus Rashford can become "one of the most important players in the world", according to Manchester United team-mate Matteo Darmian.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho thinks his side "totally controlled" Chelsea during their 2-0 Premier League victory at Old Trafford.

His display did not surprise Darmian, with the Italy worldwide claiming the youngster is destined for the top.

"Do I think Anthony is a player with great potential?"

The win was huge for United as it keeps them in the hunt for a top four place and Herrera admitted that United came close to the complete display in a game that not many people thought they could win. "But I hope he can continue like this, to help the team reach the objectives".

"He has a very good shot, good movement, speed and like a striker sometimes every ball that he touches he scores".

Nevertheless, they're still in a strong position to finish in the top four while they're still on course in the Europa League, and so it may yet be a very positive season for all concerned at Old Trafford.

The England worldwide forward has scored five goals and created 17 chances in 26 Premier League appearances for United so far this season. Herrera continued to say that "on the counter-attack we hurt them" as they couldn't deal with the pace that United had up front. He gave me, from the first day, a lot of confidence and he told me I was going to be an important player for him. We all had our jobs to fight off the threats of Chelsea and it worked to a tee.

Mourinho's team are six points behind third-placed Liverpool in fifth, having played two games fewer, while neighbours Manchester City sit four points ahead of United, having played one game more - with the two clubs due to meet at the Etihad Stadium on April 27.

Mourinho and his men were back at Carrington on Tuesday to prepare for their Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

  • Julie Sanders