After months of speculation of what his future would hold, Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has finally broken his silence and United fans hearts, as he confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires.
In a goodbye message posted on the teams official Twitter account this morning, the Spaniard said that ”it was a true honor to play for the greatest club in England” and that he would ”remember almost each of all the near 200 games” that he's played for United.
Herrera joined United back in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao for a fee of £29 million, and has since gone on to make 189 appearances for the club, registering 20 goals and 20 assists. His time with the team has seen he win multiple trophies which include winning the FA Cup, Europa League, Community Shield, and Carabao Cup.
The Spanish international will definitely not be short of options and its thought that Paris Saint-Germain will win the race to sign the 29 year-old. Despite his departure, Herrera admits that “red is in his heart” and he knew it from the moment the he started to wear it (the famous red shirt). During his goodbye message on United’s Twitter, he said:
“There is red in my heart, I knew it from the first time I played here and in the moment that I started to wear it. A club with thousands of fans that respect and remember all the players who give everything.”
”I felt special when I heard my name chanted. I felt proud when the fans decided I was part of this incredible history. Every time I represented this club, in every game, in wins and losses, even when I couldn’t help from the grass, I understood what this club means.”
Herrera goes on to say “Thanks for these amazing five years,” and it really does go without saying it has been a great five years with many memories having been made. So - THANK YOU ANDER! It has been a pleasure.