Following his 68th minute sending off in Manchester United’s goalless draw against Burnley on Saturday, the Spanish midfielder has described the game as ‘one of the toughest days’ in his life.
The reds failed to grab a win over the newly promoted side thanks to a brave performance by in-form goalkeeper Tom Heaton despite dominating the game from the kick off.
The Spaniard said the red devils were unlucky not to score but also admitted he was shocked united failed to score despite registering 37 shots and winning 72% of the possession.
The Spaniard said; “I spoke with Juan Mata after the game and he said he hasn’t seen a match like that before. The result was unbelievable because we controlled the game for 90 minute, created a lot of chances but failed to find the back of the net. We could have won 5-0 or 6-0”.
Ander Herrera picked up a red card in the 68th minute for a second foul on Dean Marney but revealed he didn’t mean any harm when he tackled the player. “I am not a violent player and I didn’t intend committing those fouls.
I got my first yellow card for bending my knee and I didn’t want to kick Marney. I picked up the second because I slipped so none of the fouls was intentional”…explained the 27-year old.
The midfielder disclosed that the players were disappointed after the game but he urged his teammates to continue fighting. “We have to continue fighting, we cannot complain or cry.
We will keep playing like we did against Fenerbache, Liverpool and Stoke city. We played well against Burnley but I have to admit the game against Burnley is one of my toughest days because we could have gotten the victory”.
United travel to Fenerbache for another Europa league encounter on Thursday before traveling to Swansea for another premier league encounter before the international break and the 27-year old hinted the red devils are determined to get the maximum points in their upcoming games.