Ander Herrera posts farewell message on Instagram

Ander Herrera has announced he is leaving Manchester United after five years at Old Trafford.

View this post on Instagram

We will never forget United ?, for ever in our hearts ♥️. THANKS

A post shared by Ander Herrera (@anderherrera) on

The 29-year-old’s contract is up and United chose not to renew his deal, leading to outrage from some fans.

Herrera’s time at Manchester United has to be considered a success. He won three trophies, made 190 appearances and scored 20 goals during his time at the club.

Herrera is a grafter and he is loved by supporters for his work-ethic and desire.

In his time at Manchester United he man-marked Eden Hazard out of a game, spat on the Manchester City badge, won Player of the Year in the 2016/17 season and also scored the winner in last seasons FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur.

There was a point where some United fans wanted him to be made captain because he clearly understood what it meant to play for a club of Manchester United’s stature and he played every game like it was his last for the club.

The Spaniard may not be the most creative player but his work-rate and commitment have always shone through and, if a few other players had the same attitude as Herrera, United would not find themselves in their current situation.

Herrera is looking likely to sign for PSG and United will have to find a way to replace his passion and bite in the midfield if they are to have any chance of competing for the top-four next season.