Man United transfers: Ander Herrera denies Red Devils agreement
Man United transfers: Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Hererra insists he had no agreement with the Red Devils on deadline day
Ander Herrerra has admitted he was “very flattered” by Manchester United’s interest – but has insisted he had made no agreement with the Red Devils.
The Athletic Bilbao midfielder was the subject of an offer from the Premier League champions on deadline day as David Moyes sought to bolster his United squad after a frustrating summer transfer window.
However, the United manager was unwilling to meet Hererra’s contract release clause and the club’s move for the uncapped Spaniard fell through ahead of Marouane Fellaini’s Old Trafford move.
“I feel very flattered to see that one of the biggest clubs in the world made an offer for me,” said Herrera.
“At no moment did either I or my agent reach an agreement with United. At no moment did I speak with United.
“I do not know if they spoke with my agent, but after that they would need to persuade me [to leave Athletic]. They had to pay the clause and then make a more persuasive case to me than Athletic. I never saw myself elsewhere.”
Herrara’s touted move to United gained momentum when three men dressed in black suits were spotted entering the La Liga offices in Madrid, reportedly acting on the English side’s behalf.
However, the Red Devils have denied any connection to the trio, but Bilbao midfielder Herrara is also in the dark over the presence of the supposed lawyers.
“The lawyers who were at the LFP offices did not represent me. I did not even know who they were. There are questions which United must answer,” he added.