SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 19: Paul Pogba of Mancheser United celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United. We have a really good record defending set-plays - we only conceded one after I came in last season - so to concede in that fashion was disappointing.
The Red Devils dominated the second half as they scored thrice inside four minutes through Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. That hasn't changed, and Herrera will still be Mourinho's go-to player in big games.
Despite raucous home support, Swansea seldom threatened in the absence of the departed Gylfi Sigurdsson the injured Fernando Llorente, always struggling to deal with United's power and pace and by the end Jose Mourinho's side were bursting forward nearly at will.
Nemanja Matic's impressive start to his United career, and the fact Paul Pogba is unlikely to ever be dropped, appears to further add credence to the theory that Herrera is no-longer an automatic starter and will struggle for game time this season. Not only could he start giving his attacking-minded players more freedom, but he might start rotating more.
"It's always special when you play for Manchester United and there is always pressure, but we are ready to cope with that". "The most important thing is that we keep doing the same". United fans will be hoping for a repeat of the 2006/2007 title-winning season under Fergie - where the Devils reclaimed the title from Chelsea.
Javier Hernandez's double either side of halftime had seemed to complete an astonishing comeback for West Ham who trailed after Manolo Gabbiadini and a Dusan Tadic penalty put the Saints two up with their first home league goals since April.
"We are using him well and he has the right attitude", Mourinho said of his France striker.
"They're not carried away". However, despite not featuring in Swans' first match against Southampton, Sigurdsson had played a crucial role in taking back Swansea from the relegation zone last season.