Ander Herrera’s tenure at Old Trafford has been a mixed one.
The Spaniard’s skill on the ball has always been hailed, and the manner in which he leads the conduit play from the midfield is an antic that pundits have time and again attributed to Manchester United’s success.
However, ever since he won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award in 2017, his playing time has seen a massive drop. Many have attributed this to Jose Mourinho not being a fan of the 28-year-old’s abilities.
At the same time, the lengthy line of talented individuals vouching for a spot in that particular region at the Mancunian side does make matters seem understandable.
It is no surprise then that the Spaniard has been linked to exits since last season, and having entered the final 12 months of his contract at the club, many whispers roam about. But now, Herrera himself has revealed a significant update regarding his future.
Speaking to reporters during United’s pre-season tour in the US, Herrera stated: “I’m happy in the club and I love the fans. I’m playing for the best team in the UK, so my first intention is to stay because I love what I do and I love where I am.”
The same statement has also been interpreted as a nod from the player towards potentially renewing his terms with the English giants for an extended tenure.
Further, he had no illusions about the likes of Manchester City, whom they would have to better next season, as he added: “We have to be at least as good as we were last season in the league, but try to make less mistakes.
“Some league games, they’re fights and they’re wars. We have to be ready for it. We were for most of the games, but we made a couple of mistakes that we need to fix.”