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Herrera fondly remembers what he won with United

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Ander Herrera of Manchester United celebrates after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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The Spanish midfielder is set to leave the Red Devils at the end of the season, and he happily remembers what he has won with them.

Ander Herrera started his professional career with Real Zaragoza B in 2008.

One year after he was playing with the senior squad, and in 2011 he moved to Athletic Bilbao.

It was in 2014 when he decided to move to the English Premier League side Manchester United.

Now he’s set to leave the Red Devils as he remembers fondly what he won with the team in these five years.

“In a very positive way. When you play almost 200 matches for this club there is no other way to look back,” he told the club’s official website.

“I have some memories in my mind that I cannot forget. Of course the trophies we have won together like the European trophy we won in Stockholm [in 2017] – that was special.”

He added: “The FA Cup win against [Crystal] Palace [in 2016], the League Cup as well [in 2017] because it’s an important trophy, and the Community Shield against Leicester [in 2016].”

“But overall I will never forget the way I have been treated by the fans.”

But what are the matches he remembers the most? “There are a few. But if I had to choose one or two then I’d pick the Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.”

“That victory gave us three trophies for the season and it was a European trophy which is never easy to win. And it got us back into the Champions League as well so it was a very important trophy.”

“I can’t forget as well the victories at Anfield, I know they are not trophies but they are trophies [in a different way] for the fans [smiles],” he added.

“The atmosphere the fans create every time we play at Anfield, seeing that corner full of United fans. I wasn’t able to score in that match and celebrate with them but that is something I always dreamed of.”