Manchester United continue to monitor Spanish ace

Ander-Herrera

Manchester United have continued their interest in Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, with reports suggesting scouts have been sent to watch him in action this weekend, according to the Daily Telegraph.

United missed out on a deadline day deal for the play maker, when manager David Moyes refused to meet the players £30.5million buy-out-clause, with it being suggested the complex nature of Herrara’s contract proved the stumbling block.

Moyes and chief executive Ed Woodward came under fire for their dealings in the transfer market during the summer, with the fact they failed to land Herrara on deadline day proving to be a concern for many supporters.

United were only able to add Maraoune Fellaini for £27.5million, and Moyes remains aware he needs to improve his sides midfield.

Having spent the summer hunting for a midfield play maker, it appears Herrara remains the top priority, with it being reported United are to send scouts to watch him in action against Granada at the weekend.

Moyes is keen to do further transfer business in January after a difficult start to his tenure at Old Trafford.

A fresh bid is expected to be made for Herrara, whilst the Scot is also hopeful of being reunited with Leighton Baines.

United saw two bids rejected for the England full back during the summer, but may yet return in January – especially considering the form Baines has shown at the start of the season.