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Man Utd ready to trigger 12-month extension clause in contract

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is in the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.

The Spaniard originally joined from Athletic Bilbao in 2014 on a four-year deal and although we started talks over a new contract last November nothing has been signed yet.

Although it is expected that Herrera will renew his contract the two parties have yet to reach an agreement and the player would be available to discuss a free transfer move as early as January should no deal be signed between now and then.

However, there is a clause in the player’s contract which means we can extend the deal by a further 12 months and the Telegraph are today reporting that we are prepared to do so if Herrera does not sign a new deal soon.

Ander Herrera has made 90 Premier League appearances for us, scoring 10 goals, now into his fourth season with the club.  Although he was out of the first team for many of our early games this season he has found himself in the starting lineup in recent weeks due to injuries to both Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini.

The 28-year-old can be expected to start at Huddersfield Town tomorrow as we continue to have injury issues in the centre of midfield.  If this is the case, Herrera and Nemanja Matic can be expected to control possession for us in a game we expect to dominate the ball and territory.