Watch as Ander Herrera breaks down in tears when former Man Utd star recalls his transfer exit from the club in 2019

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ANDER HERRERA broke down in tears as he recalled his Manchester United transfer exit.

The Spanish midfielder, 33, spent five seasons at Old Trafford, racking up 189 appearances.

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Ander Herrera was visibly emotional as he reflected on his Manchester United departureCredit: Manchester United FC
The Spanish midfielder cried while recording the UTD Podcast

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The Spanish midfielder cried while recording the UTD PodcastCredit: Manchester United FC
Herrera was released after five years when his contract expired

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Herrera was released after five years when his contract expiredCredit: PA:Press Association

But he left the club in 2019 when his contract expired and the club did not offer a renewal.

And as he remembered the departure and a photo he took with his daughter, Herrera was overwhelmed with emotion and had to wipe away his tears.

He even had to take a break from the recording of the UTD Podcast to regain his composure.

Speaking about his “painful” exit, the two-cap Spain international revealed he expected more from the Red Devils after his service on and off the field after joining from Athletic Bilbao.

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A crying Herrera said: “To leave, it was difficult because six months before, five months before, I was expecting that offer for me to stay.

“I don’t want to, it’s not the moment to talk bad about anyone and I am not going to do it, but after my third season with the club I expected a little bit more from the club at that time.

“I got the Player of the Year award by the fans and the club didn’t call me that summer to sign a new contract, and they did with other players. That was painful for me, honestly. 

“I think I deserved it and they didn’t do it. After, the conditions changed because I was not happy with that little moment with the club.”

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Herrera signed for PSG on a free transfer but rejoined Bilbao on loan for the 2022-23 season.

He continued: “People go through the club but the club and the badge stays the same, so I could never say one bad word about the club because I am so, so thankful.

“But that was a little bit painful. At the end of the third season, three titles, Player of the Year, and they didn’t call me in the summer so I was feeling a bit down.

“And after, they called me when I had one year left on the contract and the things, they were not right for me.

“I fought for the club until the last day, no problem at all, I respected my contract until the last day.

“But they didn’t come at the right moment in my opinion, and in my agent’s opinion, and in my family’s opinion as well.”





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