Having joined from Spanish side Athletic Bilbao in the summer of 2014, Ander Herrera endured a rather inconsistent career at Manchester United.
The all-action midfielder featured heavily in the early years of his time at Old Trafford, but began to see his first-team opportunities at the club become more and more limited, playing just 22 out of 38 league games last season.
After letting his contract expire this summer, it was confirmed that Herrera had joined French giants PSG on a free transfer. Now, speaking to Marca, the Spanish international has revealed that differences in opinion over his importance in United’s future plans saw him make the decision to leave Old Trafford.
After hearing the 29-year-old’s comments on his United exit, fans of the Manchester side took to Twitter to voice their opinion and many were seemingly divided about the issue.
Some seemed to take Herrera’s comments with a pinch of salt and instead suggested that the Spaniard’s reported wage demands were the main reason behind him choosing to join the cash-rich French side.
Others however seemed to be on the midfielder’s side and empathised with his comments that United’s offer had “arrived late” and felt it was a massive symbol of the current plight at Old Trafford.
Check out some of the mixed reaction of United fans below:
“I wanted more money”.
— Pratulya Singh (@pratulya98) July 8, 2019
The difference is, you wanted too much money bruh.
— νιsïøñ (@ThaLibraKid) July 8, 2019
Who could blame him, he loved the club and fans but we in return didn’t show him that he was very important to us and wanted him to stay instead we wanted him cheaper when useless Sanchez was earning four or five times more than him
— Man United 4ever (@karlb07ab) July 8, 2019
First time I’ve heard Herrera mention a difference in his projected role in the team. Surely Ole recognised, at least in the next couple of seasons, Herrera’s box to box role was crucial, esp given limited funds? Suspect he’s hinting at lack of ambition by the club.
— Lynne Hall #GlazersWoodwardOut (@lynnehall) July 8, 2019
I’d have liked him to stay..
— Joan (@Joanissac007) July 8, 2019
Let’s not talk about moving on. The keyword “they arrived late” is what we should look at. Have we been loosing out on targets cos we arrived late at bidding?
— Remi Savage (@Remmysav) July 8, 2019
They arrived late and people will still blame him for leaving.
— Wick (@ibisflex) July 8, 2019
No, you should have waited and begged Ed to get you new contract… Woodward is really a world champions in messing up things. #mufc
— Maithem Al Anbari (@maithem7) July 8, 2019
The only player who put is all…
— Morris pere (@MorrisPere) July 8, 2019