He has just a year left on his current deal and will sign a four-year contract at £200,000-a-week, with bonuses which potentially makes the deal worth over £41.6m.
Herrera would become one of the highest-paid players at the club, which will match the fact that he is now regarded as a vital player by Mourinho.
He’s been made the club’s vice-captain and a new deal is expected to be announced during the current pre-season tour of America.
He will end up captaining the side in most of our games this season, especially as Micheal Carrick will not start many of our games after taking over the captain’s armband from Wayne Rooney.
Herrera had been linked with a move to Barcelona but has stayed at Old Trafford to build on his career under Mourinho after picking up his first cap for the Spain squad under the Portuguese boss.
He’s been a sensational player and even though fans would have hoped for him to cement his place in the team earlier, we’re glad that he’s finally receiving the recognition he deserves.