Manchester United and Spain midfielder Ander Herrera has revealed his plan to remain at Old Trafford till the end of his contract with the club.
Herrera has been a source of speculation since last winter as many fans believed the Spaniard would be heading towards United’s exit door after failing to get regular action since José Mourinho took over the club’s managerial position from Ryan Giggs in 2016.
According to the player in an interview with Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, he is willing to stay until the end of his contract which expires in 2019.
Despite not getting many actions as he would have loved to, Herrera wants to fight for a place in Mourinho’s starting lineup in the upcoming season.
When asked about his relationship with Mourinho, the 26-year-old admits he has a great and healthy relationship with the gaffer and he is happy working with the Portuguese manager.
According to him, Mourinho is a coach who remains focused on his job irrespective of what pundits and media say about him.
He further reveals that the former Chelsea manager always tells his players whatever he feels about individual and collective performance after each match.
Having joined the Red Devils from Athletic Bilbao in 2014, Herrera has featured in 154 matches, scoring 16 goals in all competitions and he would be hoping to add to that in the 2018-19 season.
With his latest interview, Barcelona and Southampton who are being linked with his signature will have to look elsewhere for their midfield’s reinforcement when the summer transfer window begins in two months time.