Juan Mata and Ander Herrera could consider their Manchester United futures if Louis van Gaal remains, according to reports.
Mata is the only United player to feature in each of their 17 Premier League games so far this season, but is growing increasingly concerned at Van Gaal’s tactics, according to James Ducker of The Times. Despite being their top goalscorer, Mata will consider his future if Van Gaal survives as manager, Ducker reports.
Herrera has endured a more problematic relationship with his manager since signing in the summer of 2014. The Spaniard has been injured for a portion of the season, but has still started only six league games.
Ducker claims that if Van Gaal stays as manager, both Mata and Herrera will re-consider their Old Trafford futures as they feel ‘stifled’ by the Dutchman’s tactics and are concerned about what the future holds for them. The Daily Mail expand further here, adding that both are worried for their places in Spain’s squad for the European Championships next summer due to their ‘confused playing roles’.
The Times add that there is ‘no prospect’ of either player leaving in January, but they could explore their options if things do not change by the end of the season.