NEWS
Sunday July 16 2017
Herrera: No truth to Barca links

Ander Herrera insists “there’s no truth” to reports linking him with Barcelona as “I’m very happy at Manchester United.”

Speculation earlier in the summer suggested Barca had identified Herrera as a player to reinforce their midfield, but the 27-year-old made it clear he had no intention of leaving United.

“There’s no truth to Barcelona because I’m very happy at United. I also feel valued by United and I’m focused on them,” he said after the Red Devils’ 5-2 win against LA Galaxy at the International Champions Cup.

“Real Madrid in the European Super Cup? are the strongest team right now, they’ve won the last two Champions Leagues, but a Super Cup Final always motivates you.

“I’ll be just as motivated. Of course, playing against Madrid is a good test for us.

“Getting back into the Champions League was crucial for the club, we’ll be one of the teams to beat. We’re a strong team with a winning Coach.

“Morata? Of course, I began to see Morata as a teammate, it was very close because the two clubs were in talks.

“Too bad he’s not with us, but I wish him well.”

Football Italia website