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Ander Herrera's strange superstition tickles team mates

The Spanish midfielder told Manchester United's TV channel about his superstitious pre-match ritual which has his team mates rolling around in laughter.

Ander Herrera's strange superstition tickles team mates

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Lucky charm

A lot of footballers have superstitions or pre-match rituals, and Manchester United's Ander Herrera is one who takes it right to the very limit. He told the club's television channel MUTV about his talismanic shin pads - he wears the same ones he has owned since he was eight years old - even if  they are a few sizes too small for him now. “I've got a great story about my shin pads; I use the same ones I've had since I was eight or nine”.

Laughing stock

Obviously Herrera's lucky charm shin pads have become a source of great hilarity within the United dressing room. “All of my team mates laugh at me but it's one of my little superstitions…”

The Spaniard says he doesn't mind being ribbed by the rest of the squad about his kid's shin pads and says he has no plans to get a full size, adult pair. “I like playing with them and I'll continue to until they fall apart”.