Cape Town - Bosses at Old Trafford have reportedly called Ander Herrera's bluff over demands for wages closer to £200 000 pounds-per-week.
The Manchester United midfielder is out of contract in June and has
rebuffed a new four-year offer believed to be worth £170 000-per-week to
remain in the fold.
Club sources, however, have stated United, while appreciating the
qualities of the player, do not consider the Spaniard to be of the elite
standing which justifies putting him in their top pay bracket alongside
Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.
It would now seem the 29-year-old will be leaving United unless the
former Athletic Bilbao man has a sudden change of heart and revises his
There is a feeling inside the corridors of power that the player is
hoping to bluff it out until the end, which last summer did see the Red
Devils relent and meet Marouane Fellaini's terms prior to his move to
China in January.
United, though, do have bigger priorities to nail down this time
around, with goalkeeper David De Gea and striker Marcus Rashford still
dragging their heels on their own futures.
They know Herrera is happy in Manchester and United are comfortable
with their stance, regardless of Paris Saint-Germain waiting in the
wings to take him on a free transfer.