Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has reportedly decided to remain at Old Trafford despite interest from his former club Athletic.
The 28-year-old enjoyed a fruitful second half of the season during the previous season as he was given a second chance to impress by José Mourinho.
During the first period of last campaign, the player wasn’t fully utilized by the Portuguese manager, who prefers a midfield that includes Pogba, Matic and his compatriot Juan Mata.
Though Herrera is enjoying a rejuvenated career under Mourinho, reports suggested that he might be heading towards United’s exit door after the Russia 2018 World Cup.
According to the report that emanated last night via Don Balon, the workaholic midfielder might be on his way to return back to Athletic Bilbao in the upcoming season. The Spanish media outlet also claimed that Herrera could also join Juventus, who are keenly monitoring his situation at the Theater of Dreams.
However, contrary to reports from Don Balon, British media Sky Sports report that the 28-year-old is keen to remain at Old Trafford despite intense competition for a place in Mourinho’s team.
Should he maintain his stand over his future, Herrera would need to work harder on training ground so as to maintain regular first-team action ahead of new signing Fred, who joined United from Shakhtar Donetsk last week.