Herrera accuses Manchester United of 'abandoning' him
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Herrera accuses Manchester United of 'abandoning' him

Former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has accused the club of 'not giving him more attention' prior to his departure. 

The Spaniard left the English Premier League side last summer and headed to France with Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent following the expiry of his contract. 

He has now revealed that the club was never willing to offer him a new contract, only to pop up when it was too late. 

“It was not about money,” Herrera told The Athletic. “It was not about the duration of the contract offer.

"In my opinion, I waited too long (for an offer) and deserved more attention from the club. I was a player that gave everything. I never complained. I never went to the media to complain about anything.

"I never put a bad face to any manager, to any member of the board, and they waited until I had five or six months left on my contract.

"That’s why I had some disagreements with them. I tell you this but I also tell you that it is part of football, part of life, nothing personal at all - but you ask the question and I give my point of view, as a professional player.”

The midfielder, known for his hard-tackling, was signed by Man United in 2014 from Athletic Club for £32m and went on to win the FA Cup, Europa League, and Carabao Cup during his stay in Manchester.

He has already added a French Ligue 1 medal to his collection of trophies despite injuries troubling his first season in the division. 

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