Cape Town - Manchester United are optimistic midfielder Ander Herrera
put pen to paper on a new contract before his current deal expires at the end
of the season.
Talks have been ongoing with the Spanish midfielder since
last month, with caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also urging the player to
not walk away when his contract ends this June.
It is understood Herrera does have lucrative offers from
elsewhere, although the Red Devils have not received any indication the
tenacious 29-year-old is not happy in his current surroundings.
The former Athletic Bilbao man has been a stand-out figure
for United since the turn of the year and is an immensely popular figure among
Old Trafford supporters.
Herrera earns around £130,000-per-week but will be aware
that United are reportedly planning a £200m summer transfer splurge to bolster
their squad even further.
That could be one reason for Herrera weighing up all of his
options, as he will certainly do well to earn more money away from the Theatre