Ander Herrera acknowledges the importance of stopping Manchester City winning the Premier League in last week’s derby, but says Manchester United should aspire to more than that.
Herrera, who teed up Paul Pogba’s first goal to spark the fightback, believes City may have paid the price for underestimating a United side inspired by their supporters.
“There is nothing to celebrate, but it was a mental liberation,” he told Mundo Deportivo.
“United’s history is about winning titles, not winning a derby. We are clear about that, but preventing the city’s rival from winning the Premier League has an important meaning.
“During the game, I thought about those 4,000 fans who were in the Etihad and who were going to suffer a setback that would have remained forever.
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) April 7, 2018