“Effort and dedication aren’t negotiable,” Manchester United’s Ander Herrera, Sports Village Square gathered, has told uefa media outlet. The Manchester United’s all-action midfielder is determined to leave no stone unturned in their bid to beat Ajax in the UEFA Europa League final.
Hear him: “It’s a pivotal game for us, for our ambition to play in the Champions League next season. It’s also a European trophy, an important one. It has been a long time since United last won a European trophy and the Europa League is the only competition the club haven’t won yet.
“All this makes it a very important game for us, but the same goes for Ajax. I’ll do everything I can to bring the trophy back to Manchester, while also remaining aware of Ajax’s qualities and not underestimating them.
“The trophy’s a very heavy one? I don’t even want to think about it – it could be bad luck. I prefer to think that we are going to face a good team and that we need to perform to our best to win the final. I prefer not to think about the trophy. Would I touch it before the game? No chance.”
On the opposition, Herrera remarked: “I’m sure they are as excited as we are. We respect them, because they have performed well so far and because they have very talented players. They are a very dynamic and attack-minded team.
“They are also a club with great history and clubs like this make finals even more special. Ajax and United are European giants, so it will be a very attractive game for everyone.”