Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is expected to sign a new improved contract with the club before the end of this year, according to reports.
Herrera’s current contract expires next year, and multiple reports have emerged linking the Spanish midfielder to La Liga giants Barcelona. However, the 28-year-old rebuffed all speculation after clearly stating that he was ‘very happy’ at the club during the summer transfer window.
Nonetheless, Jose Mourinho does not want to risk losing one of his vital players, despite handing him just two starts in United’s opening seven games, thanks to the addition of Nemanja Matic to the starting line-up. The United boss is keen on availing the option that would keep the Spaniard at Old Trafford for one more year.
As per Manchester Evening News, Herrera is in a relaxed mood, and is expected to sign the improved deal with the Old Trafford club before December, which would give him a generous pay raise.
It is reported that the midfielder is delighted with the way things have been going, especially after he won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award last season. Herrera also won his first international cap for Spain following a tremendous run last season under the Portuguese tactician.
It is also claimed that any issues between Mourinho and Herrera regarding the training ground incident have been settled. The midfielder had invited a friend, who was associated with Celta Vigo, to the Red Devils’ Carrington training complex before the Europa League semi-final in May, which infuriated Mourinho, and led to speculation about the 28-year-old’s future.
Following United’s 4-0 triumph over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday, the Portuguese also labelled Herrera as ‘important,’ as he spoke about the player’s impact on the game after the 28-year-old came on as a substitute in the 77th minute.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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