Ander Herrera joined Manchester United on 26 June 2014 and was the first arrival under Louis Van Gaal. He made his debut for the club on 16 August 2014 in a home match against Swansea. Ander has made 121 appearances for the Red Devils and scored 15 goals.
In his time at the club, he has won 4 trophies: the 2015/2016 FA Cup, the 2016/2017 EFL Cup, the 2016 Community shield, and the 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League. At the 2017 POTY awards, Ander Herrera was awarded the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award.
Ander has described his move to Manchester United from Athletic Club as “a dream come true”.
We hope he will be with us for many years to come.
The first thing Daniel Agger remembers is that he was unable to control his body. He did not feel any pain but he was just lying there shaking. Earlier that day, 8 March 2015, he had led out Brondby to face their rivals FC Copenhagen in a Danish league game. He lasted 29 minutes before being taken off. He then collapsed and was taken to the physiotherapist’s room at Parken.
He should never have played. He was carrying a knock from the week before and, like so many times in his career, he took a lot of anti-inflammatories – far more than the recommended dosage – and his body had had enough.
He stopped taking anti-inflammatories that day and this summer, having quit football in May, at the age of 31, the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten published a series of interviews with the player, conducted over a two-year period, in which he opened up about his career and what he put his body through in order to play.
Agger played for Liverpool from 2006 to 2014 before rejoining Brondby to play another two seasons. He played 384 games in total – 232 games for Liverpool, 77 for Brondby and 75 for Denmark – but his body gradually broke down. He now has pain in his back all the time and estimates that he was able to perform to only 70% or 80% of his capacity during his last two seasons at Liverpool and at an even lower level at Brondby.
Agger’s main problem was he was hypermobile, meaning his joints overextended. He also started having back problems as early as 2007, which were exacerbated by an awkward fall during a pre-season trip to Thailand in 2008. He eventually suffered a prolapsed disc in his back, which led to pain in his knees and toes as well. In order to play he took anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat rheumatism, often Celebrex, and at times exceeded the recommended maximum dose, putting his health at risk.
“I have taken too much anti-inflammatories in my career,” he told Jyllands-Posten. “I know that full well, and it sucks, but I did stop it [in the end]. I am not gaining anything personally from saying this but I can only hope that other athletes do. It could be that others take a pill or two less.”
After the Eva Caneiro and the medical team had treated Eden Hazard during the match against Swansea, Jose Mourinho criticized them because by doing that Chelsea were down by two men and they were supposed to defend a set piece: “I wasn’t happy with my medical staff because even if you are a medical doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game”
You, Jose Mourinho, needs to understand what a MEDICAL doctor is and why you have them on your team!
4th october 2015: - birthday of the king tomáš rosický - mesut being flawless - alexis being flawless - ox coming in 75‘ not 83‘ (the development is here) - clean sheet for petr - killing manchester united - no injuries - 2nd place - harry kane scoring an own goal against swansea