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Ander Herrera became the first new arrival of Louis van Gaal’s reign at Manchester United in June 2014 and he has gone on to become one of the club’s most influential players, winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Award in 2016/17.

The all-action midfielder’s footballing education came at Real Zaragoza but, just two years after making his first-team debut for the club, he was snapped up by Athletic Club, where he became a key component of the Bilbao side’s midfield. He went on to notch 128 league and cup outings for Athletic in his three seasons there, helping them reach a Europa League final in 2011/12, and eventually earned himself a move to Manchester ahead of the 2014/15 campaign. The Spain international impressed in his first term at Old Trafford, with his high-energy performances and eye for a forward pass, providing a vital link between defence and attack. He chipped in with eight goals across all competitions and earned plaudits for his dynamism in the middle of the park. In his second season at the club, his presence on the pitch was not continuous but he still managed to start 27 league and cup games, and a further 14 as a substitute. He also netted several important goals against the likes of Liverpool, Everton and Arsenal. But the Spaniard’s third season at United, 2016/17, was undeniably his best to date, with the energetic midfielder voted United's Player of the Year by fans. Featuring mostly as a tigerish holding player, Herrera added a competitive edge to his natural ball-playing ability. Herrera continued this role into the 2017/18 season and despite sustaining an injured in our Champions League tie with Sevilla, Herrera came back to full fitness in time to score a winner against Tottenham at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final. His influence on the United engine room at the heart of midfield remains as important as ever and he relishes his role as one of the Reds' key lieutenants on the field.

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I know I am not English and I am not from Manchester, but I really love this club!


Ander Herrera celebrates one of his goals for United

Herrera reveals his biggest regret Article

Ander Herrera has one major disappointment as he leaves Manchester United for pastures new this summer.

Ander Herrera acknowledges the United supporters

Ander Herrera: I owe the fans a lot Article

In a farewell interview, Ander Herrera thanks the supporters for being "incredible with me" in his five years at United.

Ander Herrera wearing his United kit in a photoshoot.
Ander Herrera says

"I owe the fans a lot. I cannot lie – I wasn’t born a Manchester United fan, but I want everyone to know that a part of my heart will always be a red devil."

Ander Herrera.

Herrera: United players must take responsibility Article

In our exclusive interview, Ander gives an honest assessment of this season and previews Sunday's game.

Ander Herrera says

"I love playing and being part of the group. Even in the bad moments, I like to be involved, to put my effort and my work and my commitment in for my team-mates, for the club, for the team."

Ander Herrera says

"The only thing we can do is try to win both games, first of all Huddersfield away. We didn’t win there last season [in the league] so it’s a good challenge for us."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer makes five changes to face Chelsea Article

The Reds' starting line-up includes a comeback for recent absentee Ander Herrera.

Ander Herrera.

Boss gives timeframe for Herrera return Article

The manager was asked about Ander's injury and the midfielder's ongoing contract situation in his press conference.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole waiting on fitness of three players Article

The boss told us that a trio of recent absentees are bidding to be fit for the Barcelona game.

Juan Mata and Ander Herrera at the Street Reds project.

Herrera and Mata's surprise appearance Article

Spanish stars Ander and Juan joined in with our Foundation's Street Reds project in Wythenshawe.

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