Ander Herrera has dismissed the claims that Jose Mourinho’s teams are lacking in real attacking intent.
The Manchester United midfielder will be keen to learn what role he may have under the Special One, who is expected to finally be confirmed as the new Old Trafford boss later on Friday.
Some observers have already questioned if the Portuguese is the right man to uphold the attacking traditions of the Red Devils.
Herrera, however, has previously dismissed the notion that the outspoken 53-year-old attempts to strangle the life out of games to achieve the required results.
Speaking in early February, Herrera commented: “I find that funny (Mourinho teams are negative).
“Let’s see, Mourinho played at Chelsea with Cesc (Fabregas), Willian, Oscar, Hazard and Diego Costa. There was only Matic as a defensive midfielder. That’s not an attractive style of play?
“Or a Madrid, where his side scored a record amount of goals in a year? And aside from that, he is a coach who soaks up the pressure, someone who prepares to take the heat so that his players can be relaxed.”
The Spaniard added: “I only know that his Chelsea, with all the difficulty that comes with it, won the Premier League last season (2014-15 season) with four weeks to spare.
“It doesn’t seem to me that Mourinho is a defensive coach. I’ve seen his Chelsea side play well.”