- The player joined the club in the summer of 2014
- Atletico Madrid were reportedly interested in star
- Midfielder is set to stay at club until at least 2019
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Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United have been given a boost over Ander Herrera’s future with the club after it was reported the Premier League side have triggered a clause in the player’s contract that means his current deal will now run out in 2019.
This is according to the Daily Mail, who state that the player was attracting interest from La Liga side Atletico Madrid, and that the club have activated the clause as they were scared of losing the player for nothing in the summer.
Since arriving at the club from Athletic Bilbao in 2014, Herrera has enjoyed a successful time at Old Trafford.
In 138 appearances for the Red Devils, the Spanish international has managed to score 15 and assist 22, a decent record considering how deep the player is made to play to accommodate his United teammates.
This season, the player is yet to find the back of the net or create a goal in 16 games, however this is mainly down to the fact that the Spaniard has been made to take up a more conservative role in United’s side so player’s such as Paul Pogba can be allowed to play to their full potential.
Herrera has managed to win a fair amount of silverware during his time in Manchester. Since the player’s arrival at the club, Mourinho’s side have managed to win one Europa League, one League Cup, one Community Shield and one FA Cup.
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Following this news, it’ll come as a big boost to United fans, who would’ve hated to see the club lose Herrera for nothing in the summer.