The frustrated Spaniard is to discuss his future at Manchester United with manager Louis van Gaal according to The Star.
Red Devils fan favourite Ander Herrera is to seek a ‘meeting’ of sorts with the autocratic Dutchman in a bid to address his lack of game-time.
Upon his arrival last season, the midfielder provided a much needed attacking outlet – contributing eight goals in 31 appearances – but endured lengthy spells out of the first team which frustrated some of the United faithful.
The situation hasn’t gotten much better in 2015/16 thus far; the £29m signing from Athletic Bilbao has only started six Premier League games. It has Ander Herrera worried to the extent that he is considering his future at Old Trafford.
The Star’s source told the paper: “Ander Herrera is worried about his lack of progress at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal.”
“He feels like he’s lost his identity as a player and doesn’t know what his role is anymore. His situation appears to be getting worse and he’s worried his career is going backwards, so there will have to be a chat with the manager.”
As evidenced by the situation with former United winger Angel Di Maria, van Gaal isn’t one to shy away from potential conflict with players, so this vaunted ‘showdown’ is well worth keeping an eye on.