Watch as Ander Herrera breaks down in tears when former Man Utd star recalls his transfer exit from the club in 2019
ANDER HERRERA broke down in tears as he recalled his Manchester United transfer exit.
The Spanish midfielder, 33, spent five seasons at Old Trafford, racking up 189 appearances.
Manchester United FCAnder Herrera was visibly emotional as he reflected on his Manchester United departure[/caption]
Manchester United FCThe Spanish midfielder cried while recording the UTD Podcast[/caption]
PA:Press AssociationHerrera was released after five years when his contract expired[/caption]
But he left the club in 2019 when his contract expired and the club did not offer a renewal.
And as he remembered the departure and a photo he took with his daughter, Herrera was overwhelmed with emotion and had to wipe away his tears.
He even had to take a break from the recording of the UTD Podcast to regain his composure.
Speaking about his “painful” exit, the two-cap Spain international revealed he expected more from the Red Devils after his service on and off the field after joining from Athletic Bilbao.
A crying Herrera said: “To leave, it was difficult because six months before, five months before, I was expecting that offer for me to stay.
“I don’t want to, it’s not the moment to talk bad about anyone and I am not going to do it, but after my third season with the club I expected a little bit more from the club at that time.
“I got the Player of the Year award by the fans and the club didn’t call me that summer to sign a new contract, and they did with other players. That was painful for me, honestly.
“I think I deserved it and they didn’t do it. After, the conditions changed because I was not happy with that little moment with the club.”
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Herrera signed for PSG on a free transfer but rejoined Bilbao on loan for the 2022-23 season.
He continued: “People go through the club but the club and the badge stays the same, so I could never say one bad word about the club because I am so, so thankful.
“But that was a little bit painful. At the end of the third season, three titles, Player of the Year, and they didn’t call me in the summer so I was feeling a bit down.
“And after, they called me when I had one year left on the contract and the things, they were not right for me.
“I fought for the club until the last day, no problem at all, I respected my contract until the last day.
“But they didn’t come at the right moment in my opinion, and in my agent’s opinion, and in my family’s opinion as well.”