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Manchester United planning to sell fan favourite

Manchester United are looking to offload Ander Herrera, according to reports from Tuttomercatoweb

Manchester United have most certainly strengthened their midfield significantly with the recent purchases of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin and after years of showing weakness, the Red Devils finally look formidable at the middle of the park.

The addition of Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin as well as the presence of Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Daley Blind means that United now boast a wealth of talent in midfield.

However, United now have no less than seven players vying for the spot at the middle of the park and while the Red Devils certainly require a lot of numbers due to the additional rigours of the Champions League during the upcoming campaign – a couple of the aforementioned midfielders will probably have to bide their time on the sidelines.

Herrera could be sold by United

As a result, it is expected that manager Louis van Gaal could offload one of the midfielders present in his ranks and according to reports from Tuttomercatoweb, it has been claimed that the Dutch manager will listen to offers for Ander Herrera.

Herrera enjoyed a decent first season at Old Trafford following his £28million move from Athletic but with the arrivals of Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin, the Spaniard has now seemingly been pushed down the pecking order at the club.

Herrera is not short of admirers as the likes of Valencia and Atletico Madrid are interested in signing the midfielder and the reports from Italy claim that United could consider selling the Spaniard if a good offer comes along.

Herrera became a fan favourite at United with his energetic performances throughout the course of last season and his potential sale will certainly be an unpopular decision among the Red Devils’ faithful.