Herrera feels happy in Bilbao

Ander Herrera was flattered by interest from Manchester United, but he sees his long-term future at Athletic Bilbao.

Last Updated: 06/02/14 at 19:41 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Manchester Utd Specials 13/14 To Win a Trophy: To Win Any Trophy 16/1

Ander Herrera: Considers Manchester United saga to be closed

Ander Herrera: Considers Manchester United saga to be closed

United spent much of last summer chasing creative talent in the middle of the park.

Herrera was identified as a top target, but David Moyes failed to meet his release clause before the deadline passed.

The Red Devils boss was reported to have watched the 24-year-old again ahead of the winter window, but again no deal was done.

Herrera now considers the subject to be closed, with there no desire on his part to leave his home-town club.

He told El Confidencial: "I made it clear at the time.

"I am grateful to United for their interest and to Athletic for considering me to be more valuable than money.

"Athletic have made it clear that they have no intention of selling.

"We are a solid club with a good economic standing. We are privileged.

"We are stable financially, well respected, have a new stadium and a great team - no Athletic players want to leave."

@charsmatcengma, some people entered the Spanish FA, we were lead to believe, but the club distanced themselves from these people. Personally I think they probably were reps of our club, but by that point the whole show had become such a joke, the club probably distanced themselves deliberately. Just a hunch, based on nothing more than Woodward turning the summer into the biggest laughing stock in living memory.
- HarryBoulton

Bet with SkyBet  Manchester Utd Specials 13/14 To Win a Trophy: To Win Any Trophy 16/1

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Everton remain in top-four hunt with victory over Manchester United

Everton secured a Premier League double over Man United and former boss David Moyes with a 2-0 victory at Goodison Park.

Premier League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger pleased with display in 3-0 win at Hull

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was pleased with his side's performance as they eased to a 3-0 win over Hull City.

Premier League: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling best young player in Europe says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has described Raheem Sterling as the best young player in Europe.

Mail Box

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property