Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Happy' Ander Will Snub Barca to Remain a Red

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Happy' Ander Will Snub Barca to Remain a Red

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ANDER Herrera is happy at United and intent on remaining at the club next season despite speculation surrounding a possible transfer to Barcelona.

New Barca coach Ernesto Valverde was Herrera's Athletic Bilbao manager when he joined United for £29m in 2014 and the Catalan club have supposedly shown interest in signing Herrera.

The 27-year-old's United contract expires in 2018 - although the club have the option of extending it by an additional year - and he is expected to be offered an improved deal.

M.E.N. Sport understands Herrera is 'very happy' at United after establishing himself as a key player under Jose Mourinho and winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award during a campaign in which he attained his first Spain cap.

Herrera is believed to be already looking forward to improving on United's EFL Cup and Europa League-winning campaign amid calls from supporters for him to inherit the captaincy from Wayne Rooney. …

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