Ander Herrera

Manchester United star Ander Herrera says he expects to have a long-term future at Old Trafford and help his side "fight for all trophies" next season.

The Spaniard moved to the Premier League giants this summer after Louis van Gaal paid the €36m (£26m, $39m) release clause imposed by Athletic Bilbao – having been already targeted by former manager David Moyes the previous campaign.

And even though Herrera had a difficult start to life under the Dutch boss he has managed to overcome his exile from the team during December and January and become a crucial asset for the team in the second part of the campaign.

The former Athletic Bilbao midfielder has indeed started 18 Premier League games in his debut campaign at Old Trafford and on Sunday 17 May scored his eighth goal of the season – sixth in the domestic league – during the home 1-1 draw against Arsenal.

Herrera expressed delight over his decision to move to Old Trafford last summer and believes he is in the perfect place to develop as a player.

"I'm a young player, so I want to keep improving, to keep playing for Manchester United. I feel lucky. I am at the right club, in the right city, in the right country. We have the best stadium and the best supporters in the Premier League – we have to play for them," he said to MUTV.

And having helped his side to secure the Premier League a top four finish and return to the Champions League in his debut season at Old Trafford, he hopes to fight for all the trophies next season.

"We are happy because we are in the top four and that was the first aim of this season. But we are Manchester United and next season we have to fight for all trophies," he explained.

"We are representing the biggest club in England and we fight for everything."

Meanwhile, the Spaniard lamented the latest draw against Arsenal saying they proved once again "they can win against anyone" with a another consistent performance.

"I think the result was a pity – we were controlling the game completely in the first half. I think it's a good signal for us when we play against the best teams – we have shown we can win against anyone.

"Today the supporters were unbelievable again. We have to say thank you every day because they support us whether we play well or badly."