“I feel as important as I did last season,” he said. “I am a team player and I always say that and if the manager decides to keep me on the bench I will be ready. I said that last season and it is the same now. I know how lucky I am to play for Manchester United. I will try to enjoy every minute I have on the pitch. I want to win titles and feel part of the team and feel important and I really do feel important because the manager makes me feel important.”
“When I see Nemanja, Felly or Paul of course it is a motivation for me. My team-mates make me a better player and I think I make them better players. This is a team and when I retire I want to be remembered in this club. This is the way I have to follow. I work hard on the pitch and in training every day and I will never regret my time here.”
There seems a fair chance this is true after listening to the podcast. So another monumental fucking own goal by the board allowing him to run his contract down and allowing him to walk for free. Now that's one more quality equivalent replacement they have to find needlessly this window.
Here's something to watch, as an after thought; Herrera / Mourinho / PSG. I always thought something very slightly odd about Herrera's support for Mourinho after his sacking.
From what Ander has said he’d like to stay and it seems to be a matter of wages, from the reports we are offering around 170k and PSG 200k. I love him but he’s not getting any younger and we’ve probably had his best years, we shall see if we find an agreement, if not then it’s another player to replace but I trust Ole.
PSG wouldn’t touch Mourinho and Mourinho was never really keen on Herrera, think he was just being nice and respectful there.
Can't blame him for walking out on us for a last ever mega contract and an easy life in France.
Ed and the shitheads let this happen for their own warped financial logic. Trouble is, Herrera is exactly the right fit for the fight we are now in and his dark arts / shithouse tactical know-how is hard to find these days. Plus he's been chronically misused here, same with Blind and the rest of the decent players we've wasted.
Good luck to him, I'll certainly miss that character on the pitch.