Spain international Ander Herrera is reportedly weighing up his future with Manchester United amid the lack of interest shown by the club in extending his contract. The 28-year-old has just 10 months left on his remaining deal with the Red Devils but so far, there has not been any movement from the side to prolong his stay.
According to Metro, the 28-year-old is eager to pen fresh terms with the Mancunian giants but the lack of progress may see him make way from the Old Trafford outfit. Herrera has witnessed his gametime reduce over the past 12 months but he has nevertheless remained loyal towards Jose Mourinho, who has unquestionably brought the best of his abilities.
The Spaniard was more of a bit-part player during his initial two seasons (between 2014 and 2016) with United under Louis van Gaal but he managed to transform into a regular upon Mourinho’s arrival and he played a key role during their League Cup and Europa League double in 2016 which earned him the club’s Player of the Year accolade.
However, he has since struggled for regular gametime with Nemanja Matic brought into the ranks and his chances have been further dented this term with summer signing Fred getting the nod ahead of him in the starting lineup.
Despite this, the Spaniard has remained unperturbed by the situation but Metro claims that the midfielder’s stance may change, should there be no breakthrough with regards to a new contract before the turn of the year.
Herrera can discuss a pre-contract with an overseas club when the transfer window reopens in January but he could also have the option to secure a permanent exit, should United agree on a cut-price deal with any of his suitors.
For long, Athletic Bilbao have been fancied to re-sign the Basque player and the gossip could become a reality in the New Year, if the midfielder fails to receive a contract extension. Herrera has made just one start for Manchester United after the first four games of the new Premier League season.
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