- Match Analysis
Ander Herrera joined Manchester United in 2014 and since then he has been a fan favorite. He was named United’s Player of the Year in 2016-17, having been transformed into a dogged holding midfielder by Jose Mourinho.
But added competition for places this season has restricted his game time but still is considered an important player in the team. He gives his all whenever called upon, recent display against Manchester City is a great example of that.
But with just 1 year left in his contract expiring next summer, there were speculations that he might leave the club this summer. But the 28 year old revealed that he has entered into discussions for fresh terms at the club but a deal is not yet done.
Herrera told Mundo Deportivo on his future: “I am going to fulfil the year that I have left but I do not know if I will renew. We have started talking but nothing has been decided yet.”
He added on his rotation role this season: “Obviously you are happier when you play, but it also comforts me to be physically well, to train to the fullest and go home with the assurance of having given the maximum.”
Arrival of Nemanja Matic last season has restricted his game time this season but he has no complaints at having to compete with one of the best in the business.
He said: “[Sergio] Busquets is the great reference in that position and Matic is also among the best. What I like is to give the coach options.
“Mourinho backs you up if you give it your all. Whether you play or not, this is a group and the group is most important.”
The midfielder has also rubbished the suggestions that he is targeted by Barceloan.
“I have never been close to them before,” said Herrera.
“You may have sometimes thought of me as one of the 15 alternatives on your list, but I can say that I have never been close to signing.”