Ander Herrera has confirmed that he will leave Manchester United after his contract expires in the summer, ending his 5-year stay at the club. The 29-year-old Spaniard arrived in Manchester back in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao and has been a great servant at the club.
Herrera made 189 appearances for the club, winning the Europa League, the FA Cup, and the EFL Cup in the process. Manchester United's failure to tie Ander Herrera down to a new contract will see him leave the club for free in the summer, with Paris expected to be his next destination.
Herrera announced his departure by posting a farewell message to the Manchester United fans via the club's official Twitter account. In his message, he said:
"There is red in my heart, I knew it from the first time I played here and in the moment I started to wear it. A club with thousands of fans who 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. I am going to remember each of the almost 200 matches that I have played with this jersey. Because playing for the greatest club in England, has been a true honour. Thanks for these five amazing years."
Ander Herrera has been one of the most underrated players of this Manchester United team and gave his heart and soul to the club whenever he stepped onto the pitch, which turned him into a fan favourite.
While some of the fans paid homage to the departing midfielder, others demonstrated their anger towards the Manchester United hierarchy for failing to keep one of their best players at the club. Here are some reactions from the Manchester United supporters.