Ander Herrera: Solskjaer's success due to clicking with Man Utd players

EXCLUSIVE: Herrera: Solskjaer clicked with Manchester United stars (2:23)

Manchester United's Ander Herrera talks change under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and how to get the best from Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba. (2:23)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had a blistering start to life as Manchester United manager because he has clicked with the club's best players, Ander Herrera has told ESPN FC.

The Norwegian has kicked-off his reign at Old Trafford with eight wins and a draw and Herrera believes it is down to his instant relationship with United stars like Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard.

"Ole had that click with some players that they are performing at their best," Herrera told ESPN FC. "He is getting the best from Rashford, he is getting the best from Paul, he is getting the best from Anthony, from Jesse. That's not easy.

"When you are a manager, we sometimes speak too much about tactics. But the most difficult thing for a manager is to get the best from his best players and this manager is doing it. We have all seen it."

Herrera has also benefitted from the change of manager and has played a key role in United's revival after winning a place in Solskjaer's preferred midfield alongside Pogba and Nemanja Matic. The Spaniard's form has restarted talk that he should be a contender for the captain's armband once Antonio Valencia departs -- possibly in the summer. But Herrera, who is approaching 200 games for the club, says he does not need it to feel like a leader in the dressing roon.

"I have been told a lot of times 'you should wear the armband in the future' but I don't need it," said the 29-year-old. "I don't go crazy with that. I think the best thing a team can have is different leaders. We need it from all the players.

"Of course I am very thankful to the fans that feel I can be the captain or the leader of the club but I honestly don't think that we should have only one. I feel I could be a leader in some moments but I don't think I am the only leader at the club."