Date: 10th February 2015 at 12:58am
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Fletcher has a better chance of featuring for the Reds…

United’s lacklustre performance against West Ham raised more than a few doubts about Louis Van Gaal’s tactics and while much of the discussion centred on Wayne Rooney being [mis]used in midfield most of the talk was of why a certain Spaniard wasn’t used at all.

Ander Herrera’s absence has been one of the most baffling facets of Van Gaal’s time in charge, a player he supposedly sanctioned, who’s been impressive whenever he’s played and cost a large sum, being left out of the side almost regularly.

In his last press conference Van Gaal explained that there wasn’t room for Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Herrera in the same team, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious the former Bilbao man needs to start matches- before it’s too late.

Van Gaal is asked about Herrera at every press conference and with one taking place this afternoon, there can be little doubt the Reds boss will be asked about him again and this time simply dismissing the question may not wash. Herrera needs to start playing and if not Van Gaal needs to start justifying his absence with some better performances from the ones who do play.