Ander Herrera Officially Confirms Manchester United Exit

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Ander Herrera has confirmed that tomorrow will be his final game as a Manchester United player. The Spaniard, who won the club’s 2016-17 Player of the Year Award, will see his current deal expire at the end of the season.

The Basque Country native is widely believed to have committed to Paris Saint-Germain, and although he did not officially verify his move to PSG, he did indicate what a tough call it was to make the decision to leave Old Trafford.

“This is not an easy day or an easy decision, but sometimes in life you have to take decisions,” Ander Herrera is quoted by the club’s official site.

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“Sometimes the timing is just not right and you have to move on. I don’t want to be sad, I want to thank all the fans for all they have done for me in the last five years. I have enjoyed so much playing for this club, I have felt so privileged to represent this club every time I have done it.”

Prior to Luke Shaw being named the club’s player of the year this season, Herrera, who came over from Athletic Bilbao in 2014, was the only player not named David de Gea to win the award the past five years. During his half-decade with the club, he won three trophies (FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League)

“I have felt part of this club when I have travelled all around the world and been recognized as a Manchester United player,” Herrera continued.

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“And when you’re a Manchester United player you will forever be a Manchester United player. It’s something special.”

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