Herrera admits ‘everything can change’ as Madrid continue to court Man Utd keeper De Gea
Ander Herrera is hoping to see Manchester United fend off
interest from Real Madrid in David de Gea, but acknowledges
that “everything can change in football”.
The Spain international has been heavily linked with a return
to his roots in the Spanish capital ever since proving himself
at Old Trafford following a 2011 switch from Atletico Madrid.
His profile has soared during his time in England, with the
overcoming of a difficult start seeing him emerge as one of the
finest goalkeepers in world football.
De Gea has been a rare bright spark for United over recent
seasons, with his consistency helping to paper over some of the
cracks which appeared under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
He is impressing again this term under Jose Mourinho, but
reports of a transfer to Madrid refuse to go away and Herrera
admits that it is difficult to say with any certainty what the
future holds for a man he plays alongside for club and country.
He told Jugones on the constant speculation: “I want
to see him defending the goal of United. I hope so, but
everything can change in football.
“I have tried not to get too much into the subject because it
is not easy for him to be one day in one place and the next day
in another. He learned a lot from it. It has made him more
For now, Herrera and De Gea are focused on ending the 2016-17
campaign on a high.
United have already lifted the Community Shield and EFL Cup
under Mourinho, and they remain on course for Europa League
success and a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Herrera added on the proven winner now in charge at Old
Trafford: “He is a great team coach, I will remember him as a
coach who has marked me.
“It is a myth of him being the defensive coach, we had to put a
tag and [Pep] Guardiola was the offensive and Mourinho the