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11th May 2019

Manchester United confirm Ander Herrera departure

Herrera has sent a farewell message to fans

Darragh Murphy

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Herrera leaves after half a decade at the club

Ander Herrera has bid farewell to his adoring Manchester United fans after five years with the club.

The writing has seemed to be on the wall for Herrera for several months, with recent reports stating that the midfielder had signed a pre-contract agreement with Paris Saint-Germain.

While Herrera’s destination has yet to be confirmed, United revealed the popular Spaniard’s goodbye message to the Old Trafford faithful on Saturday morning.

Herrera joined United in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao and was named Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year after a terrific showing in the 2016/17 season.

The 29-year-old has been a fan favourite throughout his time with the Red Devils and he will be remembered fondly for the tenacity showed each and every time he took to the pitch in the famous red jersey.

“There is red in my heart,” Herrera said. “I knew it from the first time I played here and in the moment that I started to wear it.

“A club with thousands of fans that respect and remember all the players who give everything.

“I felt special when I heard my name chanted. I felt proud when the fans decided that I was part of this incredible history.

“Every time I represented this club, in every game, in wins and losses, even when I couldn’t help from the grass, I understood what this club means.

“I am going to remember each of the almost 200 matches I played in this jersey because playing for the greatest club in England has been a true a honour.

“Thanks for these five amazing years.”