Manchester United don’t need Ander Herrera when they have Scott McTominay and Fred in the side


Scott McTominay and Fred’s performances against Barcelona proved that Manchester United don’t need to worry about losing Ander Herrera to PSG.

Ander Herrera is set to leave Manchester United at the end of the season to join Paris Saint-Germain, according to BBC Sport.

In a recent interview with Spanish publication Diario ABC, the 29-year-old admitted: “As it is right now, Manchester and I are not thinking alike.”

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Herrera’s comments suggest that he and the board are not seeing eye-to-eye in their negotiations over a new contract, suggesting that the player is not satisfied with the salary being offered to him.

This news may be hard to hear for many United supporters, as the Spain international has been one of the more popular figures at the club in the post-Alex Ferguson years.

But should fans really be all that bothered if Herrera does end up ditching Old Trafford for the Parc des Princes? I’d argue not really.

Although the midfielder was brilliant in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first few games in charge as manager, his recent performances haven’t quite been up to scratch.

Furthermore, midfielders Scott McTominay and Fred have improved considerably in recent games and are not far off from being regular starters at United.

McTominay recently scored his first senior goal for the club – a terrific strike from outside of the box against Wolverhampton Wanderers – and has been performing well enough to keep Nemanja Matic out of the side.

Fred – who joined from Shakhtar Donetsk for £47m last summer – endured a difficult start to his career at Old Trafford but has since grown into the side and has even overshadowed record-signing Paul Pogba at times.

Both players were standout performers in the first leg of United’s Champions League quarter-final clash against Barcelona, in which the Red Devils lost 1-0 to the visiting side.

McTominay earned the Man of the Match award in my player ratings after the game and Fred wasn’t far off from receiving it himself after a similarly outstanding performance.

So, cheer up United fans – Herrera won’t be as sorely missed as you might think.

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