Ander Herrera has opened up about the behind the scenes confusion that led to his Manchester United departure, saying he “deserved more attention” from the club.
Herrera signed for United from Athletic Club for €36 million back in 2014, and went on to play in 189 games for the 13-time Premier League winners.
The 30-year-old was unable to help the club add to their league titles, but did get his hands on the FA Cup, Europa League and Carabao Cup during his spell at Manchester.
Despite the fact that the Spaniard was a regular in United’s line up throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he was made to wait for a proposal of fresh contract and turned down the chance to extend his contract when the offer arrived.
The PSG player has now revealed that he found himself at odds with the United board during his last year at the club, and says he had no choice than to move on after being treated like a spare part.
“It was not about money,” Herrera told The Athletic. “It was not about the duration of the contract offer.
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“In my opinion, I waited too long (for an offer) and deserved more attention from the club. I was a player that gave everything. I never complained. I never went to the media to complain about anything.
“I never put a bad face to any manager, to any member of the board, and they waited until I had five or six months left on my contract.
“That’s why I had some disagreements with them. I tell you this but I also tell you that it is part of football, part of life, nothing personal at all – but you ask the question and I give my point of view, as a professional player.”
Herrera’s first campaign at PSG has been disrupted by injuries, but he did pick up a Ligue 1 winners’ medal after the cancellation of the French Ligue 1 season in April.