Paul Pogba’s sending off compounded a bad night for Manchester United, but midfielder Herrera was not getting too downhearted after their fine, unbeaten 11-game run came to an end.
Manchester United will not be deeply hurt by the loss to PSG in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash, according to Ander Herrera.
The French champions took control of the tie with a resounding 2 nil victory, but Herrera believes United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could instead focus on the positives from their display.
After winning 10 out of his first 11 matches in all competitions, the caretaker manager tasted defeat for the first time in the first leg of United’s eagerly-anticipated Champions League round of 16 tie against the French champions.
Herrera remains optimistic United can overturn the deficit in Paris and reach their first Champions League quarter-final since 2014, having already won away against Juventus, Tottenham and Arsenal this season.
“I think this result is not going to hurt us because of the way we lost,” he said. “If you lose being worse than the opponent, that could hurt us. I think the game was tight until the first goal.
“We couldn’t say we were the better team, but they were not better than us either. But this is football. Something to learn.”
Should they bow out of the competition, Manchester United can set their sight on making the top four and going as far as the can in the FA Cup.