Ander Herrera has insisted he is on the road back to full recovery after suffering an injury during Manchester United’s pre-season tour of America.
The midfielder hurt his hip in the penalty shootout victory over Real Madrid, but played 45 minutes in a 3-0 win over Valerenga on Sunday.
Herrera now says he is ready for more minutes and is already looking ahead to United’s Uefa Super Cup tie with Real.
‘I’m good,’ he told reporters after the victory in Oslo.
Man Utd’s pre-season fixtures
Man Utd 5-2 LA Galaxy
Man Utd 2-1 Real Salt Lake
Man Utd 2-0 Manchester City
Man Utd 1-1 Real Madrid (2-1 on penalties)
Man Utd 0-1 Barcelona
Man Utd 3-0 Valerenga
Sampdoria – Wed 2 Aug
Real Madrid (UEFA Super Cup) – Tue 8 Aug
‘It was okay because [the knock] was not so painful, just a kick on my hip.
‘The first two days I was really bad but now I’m better again and feel that I can play more than 45 minutes.
‘I’m happy, but now we have to be ready for the UEFA Super Cup, which is another title to fight for.
‘I know we have to improve in the Premier League, but we were the only team to win three pieces of silverware last season so we have to say that as well.
‘In the Premier League we have to improve, we want to fight for the title, but we know it’s not going to be easy to repeat the three titles.’
Champions League winners Real and Europa League victors United go toe-to-toe for the Uefa Super Cup on August 8.
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