Atletico And Barcelona Target Wants Manchester United Stay

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, a vital cog in Jose Mourinho’s setup, is keen to stay at Old Trafford for years to come.

According to ESPN FC, the former Athletic Bilbao player is determined to stay in England despite interest from La Liga duo Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

The versatile midfielder is in his final year of his contract at Old Trafford, but the club has triggered his one-year extension to keep him in Manchester till 2019.

The midfielder is yet to sign a new long-term deal with the Mancunian club, with reports in Spain suggesting that this has alerted the two La Liga clubs, who are now monitoring the midfielder’s situation.

Herrera was named United’s Player of the Year last season, as he helped the club win three trophies, and he has continued his fine form in the recent set of games this term. It is believed that the player will sign an extension beyond 2019, and stay at the club for a long time.

The hard-working Spaniard has been pivotal in the Red Devils’ recent games in the absence of Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, and Paul Pogba, and he will hope to continue to chip in at vital moments whenever the club needs him.

Besides Herrera, United are also planning to activate the one-year clauses in the contracts of Juan Mata, Daley Blind, Ashley Young, and Luke Shaw.

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Written by Rajdeep Saha 

Sports journalist with stints across print, digital and television. Contribution to each medium has been thrilling. Experienced in writing for this passionate game called football. Journalist by choice and passion.


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