Date: 7th October 2013 at 3:02am
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De Gea Herrera

It’s believed that Manchester United will attempt to resurrect a move for Ander Herrera after their attempts during the summer came to no avail, and this time United look a lot more likely to get their man.

The 24 year old was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford during the summer and it was believed that a deal had been agreed after Athletic Bilbao rejected United’s initial bid, but the transfer fell through at the last minute.

After the transfer window closed Herrera spoke on United’s approach, claiming he was honoured and indicated that he would still be up for a move to Old Trafford. So whilst Athletic Bilbao’sĀ president JosuĀ Urrutia has declared the matter closed, United should be hopeful that they can get a deal done.

Whilst he has stated that he is happy in Bilbao, Herrera has intimated that he is open to a move to Old Trafford and that is the where United should start, if the player is open to the move then a deal can be done. Herrera isn’t likely to force the deal but from how he spoke after the initial move fell through he won’t need to.

As well as Herrera wanting to join United they have an ace up their sleeve in David De Gea.

This isn’t to say that United will send him on a mission to secure the midfielder’s services (as some suggested when we were linked with Thiago Alcantara in the summer), instead United can simply play off the two’s relationship.

It is well noted that the pair are friends, and have been team mates in the Spanish youth set up. Herrera will have seen De Gea’s struggles upon joining United and can use the goalkeeper as the blueprint, even better he potentially has the goalkeeper to walk him through the early stages of his career. Something De Gea didn’t have.

Having seen what his midfield options are, and with news that summer signing Marouane Fellaini could be out for a long spell, Moyes is likely to dip into the transfer market with Hererra his likely target. It’s been reported that the Scot is now willing to meet the midfielder’s release clause and if he does intend on signing him he has enough time to deal with any red tape that Athletic Bilbao may try and employ to keep a hold of their player, unlike during the summer when the club attempted to seal a deal in a matter of days.

Moyes has ruled out a spending spree in January but will move for the right player if they are available, it’s fair to say Herrera fits into that category.


21 responses to “United Have An Ace In The Hole For Herrera Move”

  1. ole gunnar says:

    Now that every thing is going well we got the defence,januzaj has confirme his place as left winger the team got the balance and you make good intelligent coaching in second half. Try to focus on kagawa moyes play him as central midfield he is creative midfielder don’t play him in left wingers because he play sometime in for his country. Play him every he will gave best of him. Play him as second half after using 4-4-2 but when he come as sub replacement used 4-2-1-3 or anything that he be in central midfield used his creativety we hope we fans see him playing in central midfielder next match.

  2. Simon B says:

    The photo has been faked. De Gea is much taller than Herrera

  3. tosin s says:

    Moyes let’s see kagawa shin lik januzag…..

  4. chichafan says:

    Yes moyes is doing great job now but we must work hard on our passes too many mistake united does in passing that cost us goal early. Kagawa is the solution moyes used him in 4-2-1-3 as creative attacking midfielder.
    Line-up like that

    This line up must used in second half after you began with your as usual 4-4-2

  5. chichafan says:

    Just see the 4-2-1-3.

    Kagawa will get his real position to shine in central creative attacking midfielder. And the two pair carrick,cleversly behind him as defensive midfielder. Then kagawa will be free to attack and create more goal opportunity and help the three upfront rooney(right),rvp(centre) januzaj(left).

    Januzaj,rooney both can exchange their position. And if till 80 minutes rvp doesn’t score then gave chance to chicharito also. Sir alex always used him in 80 minutes and that enough for him to score. Wat said united fan if you don’t believed me then watch past season video all goals that chicharito has score most of them come in 80-85-88 like that.

  6. getch says:

    moyes plse rearrange the back two centre backs. let ferdinand & vidic play once per three or four games and dont forget to keep zaha in the club for the whold season.

  7. Emmanuel says:

    Pls Moyes,try and play Kagawa and Wilfried Zaha.They are two gooD player we missing in the United team.Am happy you have seen the good on Adnan Januzaj,then try and see the better of Kagawa and Zaha.

  8. Khumzy says:

    Kagawa a solution to man u, pliz play central mid role no need for jan business, also give changed nani, zaha and chicha. 4get about welbeck is not a completed prayer

  9. Junaith says:

    Pls get Janujaz and Rooney contract sorted out first. Sell Anderson and young so that we can offer roo and janujaz whatever they want.

  10. RedRaymond says:

    I’ll like to see dea gea,evra,jones,evans,rapheal,carrock,cleaverly,kagawa,januzaji,rooney,rvp