Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops update on Ander Herrera’s situation

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Ander Herrera is currently working hard to recover from a hamstring problem, which has affected him over the past few months. The Spain international has missed the past three games for the club through a muscular injury and Ole remains unsure over a possible return date for the midfielder.

Speaking in a news conference, Ole acknowledged that the midfielder is trying his best to recover from the ongoing fitness concern. He added that the current issue may not help in the contract discussions with the club, although he has no idea regarding the future of the former Athletic Bilbao graduate.

He said:  “He’s been working really hard to get fit from his injury that he sustained against Liverpool in February. Then he came back and got a different one here in training. He’s been really putting a lot of work in and unfortunately that’s come at a time of, as you say, there are contract talks but that’s ongoing. I can’t really comment too much on how far they have come down the line and what he’s deciding. You have to ask him [about his future]. I don’t know how they’ve been the last few talks.”

Herrera currently has less than two months remaining on his current deal with the club and according to reports, he is supposedly close to agreeing on a pre-contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Nonetheless, United have not given up on the contract discussions with the midfielder and it remains to be seen whether they can convince the midfielder into an extension without matching the player’s £200,000-a-week wage demands.

Meanwhile, United have jumped to the fifth position with a 2-1 triumph over West Ham United and they are now within two points off the top four. The Red Devils were far from impressive against the Hammers and required a couple of penalties to help them scrape through a much-needed win.