Ander Herrera wants to remain at Man United despite La Liga interest – report

Ander Herrera is set to sign a new deal with Manchester United despite interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, according to reports

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera Photo: The Sport Review

Ander Herrera wants to stay at Manchester United despite interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

ESPN is reporting that Spain international Herrera is attracting interest from La Liga leaders Barcelona and Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.

The same article is stating that 28-year-old hasn’t put pen to paper on a new long-term deal to prompt transfer speculation surrounding the versatile midfielder.

According to the same story, Manchester United are confident Herrera will commit to a contract extension despite the lure of a return to Spain.

The former Athletic Bilbao midfielder has found his first-team opportunities somewhat limited this season following the arrival of Nemanja Matic in a £40m deal.

Paul Pogba’s hamstring problem back in September opened the door for Herrera to secure a spot in Jose Mourinho’s team but the Spanish midfielder hasn’t been unable to help the Red Devils avoid a slump.

Manchester United signed Herrera in a £27m deal from Bilbao in the 2014 summer transfer window during Louis van Gaal’s spell in charge of the Old Trafford outfit.

The Red Devils won the Europa League and the League Cup last season during Mourinho’s first season in charge of the 20-time English champions.

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