Manchester United have a task at hand to keep Ander Herrera at the club next summer with interest from Atletico Madrid and Juventus giving rise to speculation over his future. The Spaniard has been among the few bright spots in Louis van Gaal's disastrous season at Old Trafford but with the manager's position at the club under doubt, the midfielder is set to have to make a decision over staying in the Premier League or considering a move abroad.
The Daily Mail reports that Juventus are courting him as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba, who is likely to make his way out of Italy this summer. The player has only two years left in his current contract with provisions for an extension but the midfielder is reportedly willing to move back to Spain where he can challenge for the title with Atletico.
Herrera has been in and out of the team this season through injury but his real frustration stems from the fact that he has not been afforded a proper spell in his preferred number 10 role. Juan Mata or Wayne Rooney are ahead of Herrera for that position in the United eleven, leading to him questioning his future at the club. United are aware of interest in the midfielder but are determined to let the situation slide until the summer when a decision will be made over their transfer policy.
Jose Mourinho has been pencilled in as the man to take over from Van Gaal should the Dutchman be allowed to leave next summer. The Portuguese manager is expected to have his own transfer targets for the 20-time English Champions and his priorities will determine if Herrera deserves a run in what is expected to be a much-changed midfield.
The Red Devils are currently struggling on all fronts, with their progression in the Europa League all but over after an ignominious defeat at the hands of arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield. Van Gaal revealed that his team were not up to the mark but refused to accept that the philosophy he has inducted in the team is not working.