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Herrera deems Madrid ‘most powerful team’

The Spaniard is looking forward to playing Los Blancos in their pre-season games.

Ander Herrera enjoys the fact Manchester United are going to face Real Madrid twice in their pre-season as he believes they are “the most powerful team of the moment”. The two clubs will meet twice ahead of the season – in the International Champions cup and in the European Super cup.

“Madrid are the most powerful team of the moment,” said the midfielder, who helped Jose Mourinho’s side secure a return to the continent’s top table via the Europa League.

“They have won the last two Champions Leagues, but a Super Cup final always motivates me.”

“I am just as motivated, of course, playing against Madrid and it’s a good test for us.

“Getting back into the Champions League was fundamental to the club because we are going to be one of the rivals to beat.

“We are a strong team with a winning coach.”

Ander Herrera is expected to sign a new long-term contract with United as he established himself as one of their most important players last season.