Ander Herrera says he is enjoying his new defensive midfield role at Manchester United and believes he works well in tandem with Paul Pogba.
Herrera has been called up to the senior Spain squad for the first time in his career after an impressive start to the season.
“It is going well,” he told Goal. “I also have a great example in that position in Michael Carrick, because he has been one of the best players in the last decade, and I think I can learn a lot from him.
“But Paul is a very strong, very physical player who shoots with both feet. He can dribble, he can defend. He has it all.
“I can then stay back to steal the ball, to keep the position, and from there initiate attacks. I’m fine, and I’ll try to provide everything that the manager asks of me.”
“With Mourinho I have also played in attacking positions in the EFL Cup and even scored a goal,” Herrera added.
“I am a team player and I will do whatever he asks of me, but I’m very happy ahead of the defensive line.
“But now I think I have some consistency. I know I have to keep working to earn Mourinho’s confidence even more, but it is true that I feel good in the new position and it’s also true that maybe that little change of position was what has allowed me to receive a Spain call-up.”