Ander Herrera‘s representatives have been in talks with Manchester United over a possible contract renewal this summer.
The Spaniard, whose contract expires at the end of next season, was an integral component to Jose Mourinho‘s set-up last term, featuring as a bulldozing defensive midfielder alongside the more enterprising Paul Pogba.
He was rightly handed the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award back in May but, in spite of having all the qualities, has ruled out the idea of being Man United’s captain.
And according to the Daily Mail, the 27-year-old has been in talks with the club over a fully deserved new contract.
There aren’t any United players more deserving of a new deal than Herrera. The Spaniard has always understood the club in a more intimate way than is common with foreign imports; every action on the pitch, you sense, is underpinned by a desire to do the famous badge justice, and supporters understandably love him for it.
He has even fended off interest from Barcelona this summer – a genuine chance, you sense, to reach the pinnacle in a way that United aren’t able to do – perhaps not just yet.
But that doesn’t bother him. He bleeds red, and it shows on the pitch.