Herrera calls for De Gea United stay

Ander Herrera has called on Manchester United and Spain international teammate David De Gea to remain at Old Trafford beyond this season.

The 27-year-old former Athletic Bilbao midfielder has forged a strong relationship with De Gea along with playmaker Juan Mata, and praised the goalkeeper’s attitude after his move to Real Madrid broke down.

"I wish I could play with him for a long time, for me he's the best," Herrera told Radio Marca.

"Never before has a goalkeeper at Manchester United been voted as the best player by the team and the fans, he's managed it three years in a row.

"He's a phenomenon and has a great gift in his reflexes, I want him to continue as he can be a United legend if he wants to.

"His move to Madrid did not go through and he adapted very well to that situation, playing out of his skin. That says a lot about him.

"Zlatan Ibrahimovic? He’s a genius, he's very intense because he wants to win everything, even football-tennis.

"He assumes this role of doing or saying what he likes in front of the media because he does not care, he can say that he'll score 30 goals or is the best because he can afford to."

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