The player faces a stiff competition for a place in the starting XI
Ander Herrera joined Manchester United from Athletic Bilbao for €40 million in 2014, after the club activated his buy out clause. He has been a key member since then and has made 110 Premier League appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals.
The Spaniard played an important part during Jose Mourinho’s first season with the Red Devils and helped them to win the League Cup and Europa League, which saw them return to the Champions league in the previous season.
He was also presented with the Matt Busby Player of the Year for the 2016/2017 season.
The 28 year old saw his role in the English side’s starting eleven diminish over the last season and was left out by the Portuguese manager starting XI at various points. He only started 28 games but got a regular run of starts in the final two months of the season after the head coach reverted back to a 4-3-3 system as the club reached FA Cup final.
Former Chelsea boss prioritized signing a central midfielder this summer after Michael Carrick retired at the end of the season. The Premier League giants completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fred and Marouane Fellaini has also extended his contract by 2 years.
The Spanish midfielder now faces stiff competition from six other midfielders for a place in the Starting XI. His future has been uncertain ahead of the new season as he has been linked with a exit.
Though Mourinho’s side took up the option of triggering the one-year extension on his deal as he entered the final few months of his original contract earlier this year.
But Herrera insists he wants to stay with the club and claims he is happy there.
“I am happy in the club,” he told reporters after the 1-1 draw with Club America on Thursday night as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“I love the fans. I am playing for the best team in the UK so my first intention is to stay in the club because I love what I do and I love where I am.”