Ander Herrera confirms Manchester United exit

Spanish midfielder, whose contract expires next month, posts video thanking United fans for 'five amazing years' at Old Trafford

Ander Herrera has confirmed his expected departure from Manchester United following Sunday's final game of the season. Getty Images
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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has confirmed his departure from Old Trafford after Sunday's final Premier League game of the season.

Herrera, who joined United in 2014 for €36 million (Dh149m) from Athletic Bilbao, is out of contract next month with French champions Paris Saint-Germain reported to be in the driving seat to capture the 29-year-old Spaniard's signature.

Herrera, who has made 189 United appearances and helped the club win the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League during his time in England, posted a goodbye message to United's fans via the club's official Twitter account.

"There is red in my heart, I knew it from the first time I played here and in the moment I started to wear it," Herrera said.

"A club with thousands of fans who respect and remember all the players who give everything. I felt special when I heard my name chanted. I felt proud when the fans decided I was part of this incredible history.

"Every time I represented this club, in every game, in wins and losses, even when I couldn't help from the grass, I understood what this club means.

"I am going to remember each of the almost 200 matches that I have played with this jersey. Because playing for the greatest club in England, has been a true honour. Thanks for these five amazing years."

Sixth-placed United end their Premier League campaign at home to Cardiff City on Sunday.