By Samuel Ekun
Manchester United overcame Yeovil Town 2-0 with goals from Ander Herrera and Angel di Maria.
Manchester United summer signing Ander Herrera wrote his name in the club’s history books by becoming their first Spaniard to score in the FA Cup.
The Spanish midfielder was a long-term target and finally joined the Red Devils in the summer from Athletic Bilbao for a reported £29 million fee.
Without a specific role in Louis van Gaal’s side, Herrera has impressed when called upon despite his impact so far being limited due to a succession of niggling injuries.
Hinting before the Yeovil Town clash on Twitter that he could be selected for the game, the 25-year-old enjoyed a history-making comeback performance in the most unlikely of places.
With the game tied at 0-0 midway through the second half, Herrera’s superb volley set the visitors on their way to a comfortable 2-0 victory, with Angel di Maria grabbing Van Gaal’s side’s second.
Herrera’s net-buster, though, is the one which will rightly make the headlines, as his fine FA Cup strike was the first United goal to come from a Spaniard in the competition’s 144-year history.
Certainly not a bad way to make his mark on his return from injury.
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Surprisingly, his absence from the side has coincided with the Old Trafford outfit’s best run of the season as Van Gaal’s men extend their unbeaten run to 11 games in all competitions.
Nevertheless, Herrera’s creativity has been one of the high points for United this season as the former Real Zaragoza man has notched two goals and three assists in just six Premier League starts.