Ander Herrera not distracted by contract situation at Old Trafford

Herrera wants to continue to perform at his best for the Red Devils

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is not distracted by his contract situation at Old Trafford and he is more focussed on directing his energy on the field.

Herrera is set to be out of contract in the summer and he is yet to be offered a new contract by the club, with reports claiming that his former club Athletic Bilbao are interested in re-signing him.

However, the 29-year-old believes he will get a new contract at Old Trafford if he truly deserves it and he wants to help the team continue their winning run.

The Red Devils have enjoyed eight wins in eight games since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as the caretaker manager from Jose Mourinho back in December, with the Norwegian reigniting hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.

“I’m not going to talk about my contract,” he stated. “We have more important things happening now than my contract so I just try to perform.

“My priority is to beat Burnley, Leicester. If I deserve a new contract, the contract will come. I’m not a selfish guy, I want the team to keep winning games, I don’t go crazy about my contract.”

“Ole brought that to the team from the first day,” he added. “He said we want to be a team that controls the game, but sometimes that’s impossible.

“Sometimes we have to defend, but we know when we are defending that anything can happen in attack for us. We have quick forward players who are able to make runs to be in the box.

“Paul [Pogba] makes those runs, Ash [Young] and Luke [Shaw] too; everyone is allowed to go and attack, so of course when we are playing we think that anything is possible.

“Even in the tough moments, we have the feeling that we can hurt our opponent.

“We shouldn’t go crazy with the table. There are still a lot of matches to play in the league so we go game by game. Every game gives you a new challenge, and new problems to solve.

“Our feeling is that if we perform at our best, we can beat anyone. It doesn’t mean we’re going to beat every team, but we have the belief because we have the quality to do it.”

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