If there’s one player that Manchester United fans want captaining their club next season, it’s Ander Herrera. Ever since the arrival of the Spaniard in 2014, he has been a fan favorite and more importantly, a leader on the pitch. The passion he exudes is nothing short of extraordinary.
From producing stellar performances against his current employers for Bilbao in the 2011-12 Europa League season to becoming a feisty general at the heart of United’s midfield and a top candidate for captaincy, Herrera’s growth has been eye-catching.
The 2017 Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year has won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, Community Shield and Europa League with United in nearly five years at the club. A vital component in the current midfield alongside Matic and Pogba, fans are certain that with Herrera patrolling the center of the park, United’s midfield looks solid.
And when this picture of Herrera popped up online recently, fans adored the class of the midfielder to take time out after training to watch the under-18’s play.
It was brilliant of him to keep a keen eye on the budding talent coming out of the club where he plies his trade, and act as a source of motivation and support to the youngsters during their game.
Ander Herrera after training watching the U18’s. We are letting this man leave on a free transfer, when he clearly is better than other players and loves this club. It’s a shame. pic.twitter.com/e3tAngqWZL
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) April 6, 2019
But what this picture also did, was spark a lot of debate regarding his transfer speculation. Internet has been rife with rumors of PSG being interested in signing the midfielder for free, with his contract expiring at the end of the current season.
While some fans are displeased that a player of his quality was allowed to run down his contract, others are not happy with the rumors suggesting Herrera is demanding a massive pay-rise to keep him at the club.
With more rumors coming out suggesting Herrera has also signed a pre-contract with the French giants, United fans are left bewildered; and left with more questions than answers as each day passes.
A player that pops up with crucial goals and is renowned for breaking up the play, “pocketing” players and nullifying the oppositions game plan, the rumors around Herrera’s transfer is one that leaves us all struggling for words if not, speechless. What do you think of the entire transfer situation at Manchester United?