Man Utd ace in contract talks, will fight for place after losing out to £40m signing

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Man Utd midfielder Ander Herrera has reportedly begun discussions over a new contract as he remains determined to win back his place in the line-up.

The Spaniard was a key figure at Old Trafford last season, playing an integral role in their trophy haul as he established himself as a regular in Jose Mourinho’s side.

However, despite making 50 appearances and winning the club’s Player of the Year award, the £40m arrival of Nemanja Matic this past summer, as noted by The Guardian, has forced the 28-year-old to the bench as Mourinho has preferred to pair the Serbian ace with Paul Pogba in midfield.

Despite losing his place, it’s reported by The Express that Herrera isn’t thinking about quitting Man Utd, but instead will continue to fight for his place and will pen a new contract to show his commitment to the club with negotiations already underway,

Herrera started in the 2-2 draw with Stoke City on Saturday while he’s expected to face Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night too.

In turn, he has the opportunity to prove to Mourinho that he deserves to stay in the starting XI, although give that the Man Utd boss clearly rates Matic very highly along with Pogba, it’s difficult to see Herrera stay there.

The former Athletic Bilbao ace will see his current deal expire at the end of the season and so a new deal is needed. It’s added by the Express that he isn’t short of options, but it looks as though he’ll be at Old Trafford for a while longer yet.

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