Ander Herrera can become a star for Man United, says ex-midfielder

Nicky Butt backs new signing Ander Herrera to develop into a "star player" for Manchester United

Nicky Butt is backing Ander Herrera to develop into a “star player” for Manchester United in the seasons to come.

The Red Devils confirmed the capture of the 24-year-old from Athletic Bilbao in a £28.4m deal earlier this summer after also being linked with the midfielder last year.

He impressed me. He can become a star player for us

Nicky Butt

And former United midfielder Butt feels that the Spaniard has the potential to be a star at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal.

“He was at the level where you just had to take note of this player because there are not many top midfielders you can get,” Butt told the Manchester Evening News.

“You can all talk about Pogba or Kroos but these kind of players are not easy to get. So you have to widen your net and Herrera is a bonus.

“He is at a level where he can play at a club like United and given a bit of time he can excel.

“I watched Ander a few times last season on scouting trips. He impressed me. He can become a star player for us. He can become a big influence on our midfield, [but] you will have to be patient with him.”

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