£75,000-a-week midfielder weighing up Manchester United exit

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is reportedly considering his future with the Old Trafford outfit amid the lack of progress with regards to a contract extension. The Spain international has been with the Red Devils since the summer of 2014 but over the past year, his gametime has reduced with the vast competition for places.

According to Metro, the 29-year-old is keen to commit his future to the Mancunian giants with his existing contract due to expire at the end of the current campaign. However, United are yet to make any progress in terms of extending his stay and this may witness him to pursue a new challenge when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

Herrera was more of a bit-part player during his first two seasons under Louis van Gaal but his skills came to the fray under Jose Mourinho after starring during the club’s Europa League and League Cup double during the 2016/17 campaign.

Owing to his, Herrera also got recognition with the Spain national team for the first time in his career but thereafter things have turned pear-shaped with the added competition at the club.

Over the past two summer transfer windows, the likes of Nemanja Matic and Fred have been recruited to bolster the heart of the midfield and this has witnessed Herrera drop down the pecking order.

Moreover, Mourinho has also preferred to favour Marouane Fellaini ahead of him after his recent contract extension and the Belgian seems to have become the first-choice substitute, if one of Paul Pogba, Fred or Matic are required to be replaced.

Herrera, who is currently on a £75,000  weekly package (The Express), was restricted to just 13 league starts during the previous campaign. The current season has not seen an improvement with just one start from the opening four games, and that surprisingly came in the central defensive position in the shocking 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

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