Ander Herrera for Manchester United

Manchester United offer fan favourite new deal to fend off La Liga interest

Manchester United have offered Ander Herrera a new deal to fend off interest from his native Spain.

The Spanish international moved to Manchester United three years ago in a deal worth £28m.

His combative, passionate style of play has seen him develop into a fan favourite at Old Trafford, with several fans calling for him to replace Wayne Rooney as captain. That honour has since been given to Michael Carrick, but Herrera has been touted as a potential vice captain in recent days.

La Liga giants FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have been linked with making a move for Herrera after an impressive campaign in the Premier League last season. However, according to the Daily Star, Manchester United have offered the 27-year-old a bumper new deal to keep him at Old Trafford.

That deal could see the Basque midfielder earn a whopping £175,000-a-week should he decide to stay at Manchester United, which is something he seems keen on doing.

Herrera was in and out of the United first team under former manager Louis van Gaal, who stifled Herrera’s energy and creativeness. However the Spaniard has flourished in Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge of the Red Devil’s and could is set to be rewarded with a new deal.

Herrera was voted Fans Player of the Year for the 2016/17 campaign.

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