Manchester United’s Ander Herrera admits he is hoping to return to Spain in the future at Real Zaragoza

by Leo Nieboer

Ander Herrera would love to return to his former club Real Zaragoza at some point in the future.

The Spanish midfielder began his senior career at Zaragoza in August 2009 aged 20 and became a regular in the team before moving to Athletic Bilbao in February 2011 having made 82 appearances for the club.

Now 25, Herrera has enjoyed a magnificent first season at Manchester United where he scored eight goals and got four assists in all competitions in what was an excellent breakthrough campaign.

Despite his success in the Premier League, Herrera has every intention of returning to the club which will always have a special place in his heart.

“I have the hope of returning to play here,” Herrera said.

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Herrera will be a supporter at Sunday’s playoff game against Las Palmas as Zaragoza try to secure a return to La Liga.

And he added: “I am not going to be in a box. I will be in the stands waiting to see a triumph of Zaragoza. You always look at what is making the team.”

Returning to your boyhood club during the latter stages of your career is something several players choose to do. Electing to round off your career in your home country is an understandable move.

However, after proving to be United’s most impressive signing throughout the 2014/15 season, supporters will want Herrera to remain central to

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