Manchester United set to hand Ander Herrera one year contract extension – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United are set to activate a clause on Ander Herrera‘s existing contract that enables the Spaniard to remain at Old Trafford for another year, according to reports.

The Spaniard, who arrived in Manchester back in 2014, has enjoyed a superb season under Jose Mourinho, cementing himself as a regular alongside Paul Pogba at the heart of midfield.

Herrera, whose contract expires at the end of next season, has expressed a desire to remain at Man United until he retires.

And according to the Metro, the 27-year-old will be awarded for his recent endeavours with an extension that keeps him at the club until 2019.

You could easily argue that no player in Mourinho’s squad deserves an extension more than Herrera. He has, in the space of a few months, transformed from an ambiguous squad member to the beating heart of every starting XI fielded by the Portuguese this season. Underpinning every tackle and professional foul lies a burning desire to give everything for the badge, to never hand the opposition a moment’s peace, and the whole side benefits as a result.

Perhaps this extension is just the start; nobody should rule out the prospect of Herrera, with Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick entering the latter stages of their time at Old Trafford, taking over the role of captain in the next few years.

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