Ander Herrera: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backs midfielder to give his all for Manchester United despite Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal rumours
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Ander Herrera to give his all for Manchester United despite uncertainty over his future.
The midfielder is out of contract with the Red Devils at the end of the season and there has been speculation that he will leave.
There have also been reports that Arsenal were considering a move for Herrera – should he become available.
Solskjaer was asked whether there was hope that Herrera could still stay in his press conference ahead of their crunch match with West Ham on Saturday.
“Well, you have to ask him,” he said. “I don’t know how they’ve been the last few talks, but we’ve let him focus on his fitness as well.
“He loves to play and he’s not very happy when he can’t help his teammates and he’s always giving his all – it doesn’t matter if he’s got five years left of his contract or five weeks.
“He’s been working really hard to get fit from his injury that he sustained against Liverpool.
“He came back and he got a different one here in training because he’s been really putting a lot of work in.
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“And unfortunately that’s come at a time where, as you say, there are contract talks but that’s ongoing, so I can’t really comment too much on how far they have come down the line and what he’s deciding.”
Solskjaer did, though, rather bizarrely suggest that questions over the future could have had an impact on his fitness.
“Maybe the future might have been worrying him and maybe that’s part of the reason that he’s injured,” the United boss said. “Who knows?
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“He doesn’t know because he got a different injury in training.
“Hopefully he can be available for around about Chelsea, City but I’m not sure because he got another muscle injury.”
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With six games left, Solskjaer’s side are three points off the Champions League places.
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