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Manchester United great Paul Scholes is right about Ander Herrera
“Ander Herrera, I wouldn’t worry about. I wouldn’t worry about him.”
Paul Scholes, making his first punditry appearance since he walked away from his job as Oldham Athletic’s manager last month, was typically blunt when discussing the future prospects of Manchester United’snumber 21 on the back of their win against West Ham.
Herrera is on the brink of leaving United, believed to have signed a pre-contract agreement with the French champions Paris Saint-Germain having grown frustrated with the pace of negotiations over a fresh contract at Old Trafford.
United will lose the Basque midfielder for nothing and that is criminal, especially in a market where a player of Herrera’s quality would command a transfer fee of at least the £30million the Reds paid for him in 2014.
But, while United’s failure to get a fee for Herrera smacks of incompetence from the club’s negotiators, he will be no great loss to a team that is in dire need of an overhaul.
United have one world-class midfielder in their ranks and it is not Herrera, despite the high regard in which he is held by supporters.