Herrera had committed his future to the cause at Old Trafford after snubbing interest from Barcelona in the summer transfer window to build on his career under the Portuguese boss.
The Spaniard has been sensational this season following Mourinho’s arrival last summer and has gone from a player that had failed to cement his place in the first-team to an irreplaceable member of the squad.
He had worked together with Ernesto Valverde at Atletico Madrid and it seemed like a summer reunion was back on track following the manager’s appointment at Camp Nou, but Mourinho has ruled out all chances of Herrera leaving.
It’s clear that Mourinho is looking to build a team capable of challenging for silverware in the Premier League and Champions League next campaign, and as a player who has featured in a majority of our games last season there was no chance he would be allowed to leave.
Supporters are delighted Herrera finally got the run of games he desperately deserved at United because he’s been able to instantly show why he’s such a vital player.