Manchester United ‘offered to double Ander Herrera’s wages’ but midfield star still set on leaving as PSG circle
- Ander Herrera appears set to leave Manchester United at the end of the season
- Midfielder turned down a new contract and opened talks with PSG
- Report claims that United made strenuous efforts to keep the midfielder
Manchester United reportedly offered to double Ander Herrera’s wages in a bid to keep him from leaving on a free at the end of the season.
The Spaniard is out of contract this summer and has failed to agree an extension to his deal at Old Trafford.
Ander Herrera appears destined for the Manchester United exit door at the end of the season
The midfielder has failed to agree a new deal with his contract up at the end of the season
Though they are now resigned to losing him, it is reported that United made strenuous efforts to keep the 29-year-old.
They offered him a four-year deal that would have doubled his money, and considerably more than he has been presented with elsewhere, according to Forbes.
Herrera’s agent pushed for a five-year £300,000-a-week deal, but United would not pay such a high salary to a player who turns 30 this year, the report claims.
The midfielder has proved a popular figure at the club since arriving for £29m from Athletic Bilbao in 2014.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will continue to select him despite uncertain situation and injury issues
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he will continue to pick him despite the contract stand-off and persistent injury problems.
‘Maybe the future might have been worrying him and that’s part of the reason he’s injured,’ said Solskjaer. ‘Who knows? Hopefully he can be available for Chelsea or [Manchester] City but I’m not sure. He’s got another muscle injury.
‘He’s been working really hard to get fit from his injury he sustained against Liverpool, then he came back and got a different one here in training.
‘He’s been putting a lot of work in and that’s come at a time when there are contract talks but that’s ongoing. I can’t really comment too much on how far they are down the line, you’ll have to ask him.
‘I don’t know how they’ve been the last few talks, but we’ve let him focus on his fitness as well.
‘He loves to play and he’s not very happy when he can’t help his team-mates and always giving his all. It doesn’t matter it it’s five weeks or five years on his contract.’
United manager Solskjaer insists that Herrera will give his all despite his future uncertainty