Manchester United have announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao. He joins on a four year deal, with an option to extend it to one more year. Ander joined Athletic Bilbao in 2011, and since then has scored 11 goals in a total 128 appearances for the club.
Assistant manager Ryan Giggs has said “Ander is a fantastic young player, with great energy and creativity. We believe him to be one of the brightest young prospects in Spain and I am certain he will be a big hit with the United fans. I’m delighted he has made the decision to come to Manchester and play his part in the club’s future. I’m looking forward to seeing him in action on our summer tour to America.”.
Ander Herrera said “Signing for Manchester United is a dream come true. I have played at Old Trafford for Athletic Club in the UEFA Europa League and it was one of the highlights of my career so far. I have joined United to do all I can to help the team reach the club’s objectives. Having arrived on Tuesday, I’m excited to now be living in Manchester and I can’t wait for my first game in United’s famous red shirt. I will never forget my time with Athletic Club and I’d like to thank the fans and staff for all their support and, above all, wish all my fantastic former team-mates all the best for the future.”
Herrera has become the Van Gaal’s first signing as Manchester United manager. Ander, with his stylish and intelligent midfield play could be the perfect man to fill the midfield position long term.
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