Greatly revered in Spain
Despite the fact many English fans may not have heard much about the midfielder and therefore may doubt whether he is worth the money, back in Spain the player is highly rated.
In fact greatly respected football journalist Graham Ruthven believes that beyond Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Juventus duo Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal, Herrera is the best central midfielder the Red Devils can sign.
Watched Ander Herrera a lot last season. Besides Modric/Vidal/Pogba, he’s the best central midfielder MUFC can sign.
— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) June 24, 2014
David Moyes tried to sign him last summer
In what is now considered to be a calamitous first transfer window without Sir Alex Ferguson in charge in 2013, Herrera was one of the many midfielders now sacked manager David Moyes tried to sign.
Along with Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas and Sami Khedira, the Spanish star was among those that Moyes and chief executive Ed Woodward failed to lure to Old Trafford.