Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has hinted that he could sign a new Manchester United contract. The 29-year-old has been with the Red Devils since the summer of 2014 and though he has not been a regular starter, he has managed to rack over 160 appearances for the Mancunian giants across all competitions.

Speaking to MUTV, the Spaniard indicated that he is ‘very proud’ to don the United jersey and he fancies reaching the 200-appearance mark and going further forward in the coming years, he said: “First of all, it makes me feel very proud, because when you play for Manchester United, you have to deserve, every season, to keep playing for the club.

“I think the manager is very happy with me, the fans are very happy with me, so that makes me really proud. All the memories I have are amazing. I have been able to win trophies for the club, I have been able to play more than 160 games right now, so what I have in my mind is to go for the 200 games and keep adding games for the club and for myself.”

Earlier in the summer, reports suggest that Herrera could be heading for a potential return to Athletic Bilbao with United weighing up potential deals for at least two midfielders. However, ultimately the club pursued just one recruit in the form of Fred whilst Herrera has also suggested that he has no plans of parting ways with the Red Devils.

As things stand, Herrera has less than 12 months remaining on his existing contract with United but talks are likely to commence in the coming months with Jose Mourinho valuing the Spaniard’s services. Herrera was a constant figure for United during the course of pre-season but he could not start the league opener against Leicester City after picking up a hamstring injury during the final friendly game at Bayern Munich.