Manchester United head into the final game of the Premier League campaign and it is fair to say that the side will be disappointed in their season. The honeymoon period under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was well, precisely that- a honeymoon period.
Now the sights are entirely on the next season and what the club can achieve under the Norwegian gaffer. A crucial part of that will be the ins and outs at the outfit over the course of the summer and the various leadership changes that they’ll undergo.
With regard to the same, Solskjaer may have dropped a massive transfer hint.
Speaking during the pre-match press-conference ahead of the Cardiff City game, Solskjaer had this to say about the future of Ander Herrera: “Ander’s probably… he might play. I don’t know yet, we haven’t picked the team and he’ll probably announce himself later where he’s going to continue his football.”
This seems to all but confirm the future of the Spaniard. Reports had been long claiming that the midfielder had agreed to a bumper deal with PSG. However, a more recent report suggested that he hadn’t, in fact, agreed to anything and was holding out on United making one last effort to keep him at the club.
Solskjaer’s words seem like a certainty that the effort wouldn’t arrive and the player would be at a new destination in the summer.
About the future of Antonio Valencia, however, Solskjaer had solid words and assurance that the right-back would play the final game of his career as a Red Devil.
He stated: “I spoke to Antonio yesterday. He’s not been fit, five or six months I’ve been here. Unfortunately, he’s really struggled. But he feels that he could play a part, yes, and I would hope he gets through today and tomorrow and we can give him a nice send off. Because he’s been a fantastic servant to the club, he’s been player of the year, he’s been captain at the club and I think that’s only fair.”