Ander Herrera has confirmed he will leave Manchester United at the end of the season after bidding goodbye to the club in a video on social media on Saturday.
Herrera’s contract expires at the end of June and the 29-year-old is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer after agreeing terms with the Ligue 1 champions.
Herrera initially joined United from Athletic Bilbao in 2014 and has since gone on to make 189 appearances for the club.
He won the Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup during his time in Manchester, and was also named the club’s Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.
Herrera confirmed his departure in a video released on Manchester United’s official Twitter account.
He said: “There is red in my heart, I knew it from the first time I played here and in the moment that I started to wear it.
“A club with thousands of fans that respect and remember all the players who give everything.
“I felt special when I heard my name chanted. I felt proud when the fans decided I was part of this incredible history.
“Every time I represented this club, in every game, in wins and losses, even when I couldn’t help from the grass, I understood what this club means.
“I am going to remember each of the almost 200 matches that I have played with this jersey because playing for the greatest club in England has been a true honour.
“Thanks for these five amazing years.”
Antonio Valencia will also leave United on a free transfer this summer after the club opted not to trigger an extension in the Ecuadorian’s contract, while Juan Mata is yet to agree terms on a new deal at Old Trafford.
There are reports that the 31-year-old has held talks with Barcelona over a proposed move to the Nou Camp.Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.