Manchester United’s £29m star decides to fight for his place despite interest from Spain

Ander Herrera

Ander Herrera is willing to stay at Manchester United and fight for his place in the team despite interest coming from Spain.

The Daily Mail reports that the 28-year-old will reject a return to his old club Athletic Bilbao even though he has only one year left on his contract.

The Spaniard is interested in making a return to Spain with clubs such as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid also interested in the 28-year-old. However, Herrera wants to make one final impact before making a decision about his future.

The midfielder will be allowed to speak to foreign clubs from January and that could be a reason why he is taking his time to make his decision about his future at Old Trafford.

Herrera was signed by Louis van Gaal for a reported fee of £29m in 2014 and has picked up the FA Cup and the Europa League during his time at Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old played 39 games for us last season and scored a couple of goals but it is his energy and running that makes him important to the United side.

Herrera is also a player that does a lot of the dirty work in the middle of the park but his position in the starting XI could come into question given the arrival of Fred.

There is also a big question mark over the future of Marouane Fellaini and with Michael Carrick also retiring from football, there is a chance for the Spaniard to mark his place in the starting XI next season.

Hopefully, we can keep Herrera and even tie him down to a new contract as he does provide a lot of energy to our team.