Manchester United beat Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening but the performance of the team was poor in the first half.
The introduction of Ander Herrera in the second half helped Manchester United control the game and the midfielder had two chances to score.
Following the win at Bournemouth, Herrera wants Manchester United to be a team that plays well the whole game.
“I think they [Bournemouth] were much better in the first half and we were much better in the second. I think we cannot give the first 20, 25 minutes away because that makes our games more difficult,” Herrera said.
“I think the attitude in the second half and the last ten minutes of the first half was fantastic but I want us to be a whole-game team.
“Against Everton we were good. We want to be a team that plays that well in a whole game.”
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was impressed with the performance of Herrera after his introduction against Bournemouth.
“I think the impact was Ander Herrera. I think was the impact in the team,” Mourinho added.
“Was the one that changed the game by giving the team, the balance, the intensity, the high pressure, the organisation that the team didn’t have until then I think he was fundamental for us.
“He’s a player of balance, he’s not an incredible creator, he’s not an incredible goalscorer, he has a little bit of everything but I think he’s a player of balance, knowledge, his tactical knowledge is big, he understands what I want, what the team needs.
“And today, in theory, you say ‘Come on, 1-1, you bring Herrera’. I bring Herrera. But then Ashley Young and Luke Shaw start attacking more, Paul gets much more freedom, the team recover balls higher and then we become more offensive in the period after Ander. So I think he was really good for us.”