In a sensational Saturday afternoon turnaround, Manchester United pulled off a remarkable comeback, drawing the elation of former midfielder Ander Herrera.
The prospect of United suffering their third defeat at Old Trafford within a week loomed large. Following losses to Crystal Palace and Galatasaray, United appeared destined for another home disappointment.
Brentford, the visiting team this time, took a 1-0 lead courtesy of Mathias Jensen, leaving United struggling to find a breakthrough.
However, as if scripted for an Old Trafford miracle, substitute Scott McTominay emerged as the hero, notching not one but two goals in injury time, completely altering the course of the game and securing a 2-1 victory, much to the joy of United fans.
Ander Herrera’s Reaction to Manchester United’s Comeback
This comeback inevitably evoked memories of ‘Fergie time,’ as United netted two injury-time goals to transform a potential defeat into a triumphant win.
While this may not reach the historic proportions of the 1999 Champions League final, it undoubtedly holds immense significance for Erik ten Hag at this moment.
The accolades are pouring in for McTominay, who, when United needed a savior, stepped up from the bench to become the pivotal figure.
United’s official Instagram account shared a photo of McTominay celebrating his match-winning goal alongside Alejandro Garnacho. In response, a former United star commented.
Ander Herrera remarked, stating ‘United way,’ acknowledging that Ten Hag’s squad had exemplified what United has been renowned for throughout the years—going the extra mile until the very last minute to secure three points.
Where Is Herrera Now?
Herrera remains a beloved figure among United fans, having amassed nearly 200 appearances for the club between 2014 and 2019.
The Spanish midfielder eventually departed for Paris Saint-Germain, where he made 95 appearances and scored six goals.
In 2022, Herrera returned to his hometown club, Athletic Club, the team he left nearly a decade ago to join United.
Now 34 years old, Herrera is approaching the twilight of his career but has still managed to secure three La Liga starts this season, in addition to three substitute appearances.
While he started for Athletic in a 3-0 victory over Almeria on Friday, he shifted his focus to celebrating United’s win on Saturday, demonstrating that the club still holds a special place in his heart.