Ander Herrera urges Man Utd to retain belief ahead of Spurs clash
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 09/04/16 2:06pm
Ander Herrera says Manchester United will head to White Hart Lane full of confidence as they chase a top-four finish to another turbulent season.
Louis van Gaal has found plenty of critics since replacing David Moyes at Old Trafford but United head into the home straight with a chance of squeezing into the Champions League.
Victory at Manchester City before the international break and a narrow win over Everton has given Herrera and his team-mates hope ahead of the Super Sunday's trip to second-placed Spurs, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 12.30.
"I think it is an important moment of the season because we don't have many games left," the Spanish midfielder said.
"It's good that we are in good form and we have to keep winning our games. It'll be a great game. They are very strong and fighting for the title.
"Every player wants to play in this type of game and we will go to White Hart Lane to win."
United are unbeaten in their last 14 league matches in north London and have lost only one of seven matches played against fellow top-six clubs this campaign.
"I think we perform better against top teams and always give our best, and Spurs is one of those top teams," Herrera told MUTV.
Herrera: We're better than City
Ander Herrera reckons Manchester United have the edge over rivals City
"I think Spurs and Leicester are the only teams that have been consistent. I watched Spurs' game at Liverpool, they controlled pretty much all of the game and played very well in the second half and could have won.
"They are still fighting for the title and we have to respect them because they have very good players.
"I think we have seen some surprises in the Premier League, this season and Dele Alli is one of them. Also I didn't expect (Eric) Dier to play as well as he has done in midfield.
"Alli is a player who doesn't need to touch the ball all the time. He waits for his moment and he has good timing into the box. He scores goals and assists often. The best way to defend against good players is by getting the ball.
"We have the capacity to do that, we have shown that against very good teams - we can beat them with the ball. That's the best way to do it.
"We have been the better team against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea so we have to believe."
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