De Gea reacts to Herrera's show of emotion

Saturday 17 December 2022 14:51

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has responded to footage of his amigo Ander Herrera breaking down in Monday’s upcoming edition of UTD Podcast.

In a video extract that was released on Saturday morning, the popular ex-Red can be seen crying while discussing his difficult decision to leave the club for Paris Saint-Germain back in 2019. 

Herrera’s episode will be released in full on Monday at 17:00 GMT, exclusively in the United App, on and via MUTV, before it is then released externally via the usual podcast providers. 

Our footage of Ander becoming emotional unsurprisingly went viral across social media and Reds supporters were quick to praise the passion that he shows.

Many supporters, quite rightly, also acknowledged that Herrera clearly has a special place in his heart for both United and indeed Manchester. 

During his five seasons as a Red, the 33-year-old struck up a close bond with Spanish compatriots David De Gea and Juan Mata. Together, they affectionately became known as the ‘Three Amigos’. 

As you can see below, our no.1 has responded to his friend’s show of emotion…



When invited to discuss his departure, Herrera opens up: “To leave, it was difficult because six months before, five months before, I was expecting that offer for me to stays. 

“I don't want to, it's not the moment to talk bad about anyone and I am not going to do it, but after my third season with the club I expected a little bit more from the club at that time. I got the Player of the Year award by the fans and the club didn't call me that summer to sign a new contract, and they did with other players. That was painful for me, honestly. 
“I think I deserved it and they didn't do it. After, the conditions changed because I was not happy with that little moment with the club. People go through the club but the club and the badge stays the same, so I could never say one bad word about the club because I am so, so thankful. 

“But that was a little bit painful. At the end of the third season, three titles, Player of the Year, and they didn't call me in the summer so I was feeling a bit down. And after, they called me when I had one year left on the contract and the things, they were not right for me. I fight for the club until the last day, no problem at all, I respected my contract until the last day. But they didn't come at the right moment in my opinion, and in my agent's opinion, and in my family's opinion as well.”
Herrera breaks down over his United exit Video

Herrera breaks down over his United exit

In his UTD Podcast, Ander Herrera got emotional when telling the story of his 2019 departure...

Asked if he felt emotional when leaving the Old Trafford for the final time, Herrera referenced a picture he had taken with his daughter and he emotionally breaks down in tears. 

Ander then took a break from recording to regain his composure before finishing what is a powerful podcast that underlines his enduring connection to our club. 

A reminder that Herrera’s UTD Podcast will be released in full at 17:00 GMT on Monday, in both audio and video. It will be exclusively available via the United App, and MUTV for the first 24 hours, before it then released externally via the usual podcast providers. 


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