Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is keen to stay at Old Trafford, despite reported interest from Juventus. The Spanish midfielder has been in and out of the Red Devils starting eleven this season, but insists he sees his long-term future at the Premier League club.
Herrera, 26, is vying to be selected for the FA Cup Final against Crystal Palace on Saturday (21 May), and has rubbished speculation it could mark his last game in a United shirt. The midfielder is reportedly seen as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, who could leave Juventus this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
But Herrera thinks United stand on the cusp of a new era, with a number of young players having broken into the first team this season. "I said that after the [semi-final] game against Everton," he said, according to The Telegraph. "I said 'something good is being cooked'. We have young players – Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Memphis Depay, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Paddy McNair, Andreas Pereira, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Guillermo Varela.
"I think something good is coming and we can make a good mix with experienced players. So I think we can be optimistic – but we have to show it on the pitch."
The £29m ($42.3m) midfielder said winning the FA Cup could be a turning point in the club's recent history, ending a two-year trophy drought. "The team has changed a lot [since I joined from Athletic Bilbao]," he said.
"This club was the most successful in England. But that was three, four years ago. Now we are not. We can start with the FA Cup trophy. A lot has changed but I am a United player and I want to be that for a long time and I want to enjoy the United that everyone knows. I think we are on the way."