Chelsea star Eden Hazard has warned Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera that will be able to use his pace to beat him at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Herrera has returned to the travelling squad after a spell injured on the sidelines and he could be given the task of man-marking the current Premier League Player of the Month.
It’s a job Jose Mourinho has given to the Spaniard before and Herrera was brilliant in United’s 2-0 win against Chelsea in April 2017.
And the Chelsea man is expecting similar treatment when United arrive at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunch-time.
Asked by Sky Sports if he thinks he will be given special attention, he replied:
“I think I will get special attention because the last three years have been like this against Man United they tried or Herrera and last year it was the young guy, McTominay.
“So yes I expect that on Saturday.”
The Belgium international was then asked how he deals with being man-marked in a game.
“First to play simple and then pass and go because if Herrera is marking me, I know I’m quicker than him, so I pass the ball and I’m just running I can do something good,” he added.
And Jamie Redknapp, who was interviewing the midfielder, asked if he hoped to get Herrera in the book early doors.
“Yes,” he replied.
“And also help my team-mates move the ball quickly and when I’m in the box try to do something.”