Manchester United star Ander Herrera hailed Eden Hazard as the best player he played against in the Premier League after Chelsea’s 4-1 win against Arsenal in the Europa League final.
The Belgian scored twice in Baku to hand Chelsea victory over their Premier League rivals and confirmed afterwards that it’s likely to be his final appearance for the club. Herrera confirmed his exit from Old Trafford in May and officially leaves the club at the end of this month. The Spaniard was a popular figure with United fans and one of his most memorable performances came in a 2-0 victory against Chelsea in 2017 when he personally man-marked Hazard out of the game.
Nevertheless, Herrera took to his Instagram during the game in Baku and labelled Hazard as the ‘best’ player he played against in England.
‘Just watching the EL final, I can say Hazard is the best player I have played against in my 5 years playing in the Premier League,’ said Herrera.
Hazard is now expected to confirm his move to Real Madrid in the next week. ‘We will decide in a few days and the only target in my mind was to win this final,’ Hazard told BT Sport.
‘I have made my decision already and now I’m waiting on both clubs, like you wait and the fans wait. You will know in a couple of days. ‘I think it is a goodbye, but in football you never know. ‘You know, my dream was to play in the Premier League and I have done that for one of the biggest clubs in the world so maybe now it is the time for a new challenge.’