Manchester United legend urges the club to keep hold of out-of-contract star

Ander Herrera Manchester United

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has urged the club to keep hold of the midfielder Ander Herrera. The Mirror reports that the 29-year-old is free to talk to foreign clubs given that he is in the final six months of his current deal.

The report adds that Herrera is keen on extending his stay at Old Trafford despite interest from his former club Athletic Bilbao.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News (h/t Mirror), Robson wanted the Spaniard to remain at the club as he believes the midfielder brings the best out of other players.

“I’d definitely keep hold of Herrera.”

The former United star believed that the Spaniard has done well since returning to the side, and is one reason why people are talking about Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

Ander Herrera

Robson added that the player has become better with more playing time, and we are seeing the best of him:

“Because he’s playing week in, week out, he’s a lot sharper than when he was coming into the team for maybe one game and then he was on the bench. I think playing regularly has brought the best out of Ander.”

Keeping Herrera would be great for the team given his combative nature and hopefully, we finalise a deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

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The 29-year-old has done well alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic under Ole Gunner Solskjaer. The Red Devils are still in with a shot of finishing the season with silverware, and Herrera would have a major say if we end the campaign on a high.