Manchester United can't stay unbeaten under Solskjaer - Herrera

LEICESTER, England -- Ander Herrera has said it is "impossible" for Manchester United to remain unbeaten until the end of the season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but backed them to come through a tough February unscathed.

United made it nine wins and a draw from Solskjaer's first 10 games with a 1-0 victory over Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Herrera believes the Premier League is too unpredictable for United to continue the run until May but, ahead of key clashes against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Liverpool before the end of the month, the midfielder said they can win against anyone.

"In the Premier League it's impossible to go unbeaten from when the manager came, to have 25 or 30 games unbeaten," he said.

"The Premier League is so tough, [Manchester] City is a fantastic team and they lost away at Newcastle the other day. But we can beat anyone.

"The best way to prepare for the PSG game [in the Champions League next Tuesday] is to try and win at Fulham [on Saturday], and that's the way I think."

The dramatic turnaround in form has made Solskjaer favourite to land the United job permanently in the summer ahead of Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane or Massimilano Allegri.

It will be down to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the board to decide who replaces Jose Mourinho, but Herrera said Solskjaer had won over the dressing room.

"We are very happy with him at the moment, but it's not my decision to decide," he added.

"We are very happy, everyone feels free. Paul [Pogba] is feeling free, I think Marcus Rashford feels free, Jesse [Lingard] feels free, Alexis [Sanchez] also.

"We're playing with a lot of freedom -- this is one of the things he is talking about every day."

Herrera has become central to Solskjaer's plans, playing in a midfield three alongside Pogba and Nemanja Matic. But the 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and, despite ongoing negotiations, has yet to sign a new deal.

"If I deserve it, I will get it," he said. "I feel very good at the moment. I feel in form, I can run a lot and recover the ball and I feel good when I have it at my feet.

"But I have always said the same -- if one day the manager decides to drop me I will be ready to help the team for 10 minutes, for two minutes, that's the only way a team can be successful.

"I'm very happy with my moment in the team, but I cannot go crazy with that. The successful seasons are made by a squad not only 11, 12, 13 players."