The Spain midfielder was more of a peripheral figure at Old Trafford last season, registering just 28 appearances across all competitions and scoring three times.
Now, according to Goal, Herrera was allowed to leave United at the expiration of his contract after demanding a new deal worth £350k-a-week. The report claims that the Red Devils were unwilling to accept the Spaniard’s proposals as it would have almost put him on par with the money being earned by Chile star Alexis Sanchez.
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After hearing the news of Herrera’s wage demands, United fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the matter and many were rather relieved that the club didn’t give in.
Supporters of the Manchester side insisted that the club had done the “right thing” in letting him go and revealed their surprise at seeing United do “something smart”.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
The clubs done the right thing in letting him go then.
— Ryan. (@Vintage_Utd) 4 July 2019
Now I feel very good we let him go
— Alen (@Alen_FIFA_) 4 July 2019
£350k a week to get a yellow every game
— TJ (@MUFC_TJ) 4 July 2019
IF this is true then I don’t mind him leaving now
— Brendan (@brendan_park98) 4 July 2019
The club actually did something right then. Now follow the same stance with De Gea.
— Scott Cameron (@camsscott10) 4 July 2019
£350K a week? He’s got to be crazy!!
— Siddharth Sinha (@siddsin) 4 July 2019
Ghastly….good luck to him. PSG can continue to breach FFP all they like if that’s what he wants.
— Simon Kean (@SimonKean) 4 July 2019