Manchester United are ready to reward Ander Herrera for his superb form this season by offering the midfielder a new contract.
Herrera has emerged as one of the most integral components of Jose Mourinho's United team during the 2016/17 campaign, and the Daily Mail has reported that the Spain international will be recognised for his displays on the pitch with an improved deal worth £120,000-a-week.
The centre midfielder was the game's stand out player in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Premier League leaders Chelsea - scoring one and assisting the other in the Old Trafford triumph - and is likely to sit down with representatives from the Red Devils' hierarchy at the season's end to discuss extending his stay in England.
United already have the option of handing Herrera an extra 12 months on the contract he originally penned upon joining the club in the summer of 2014 but, such as been the impressive manner that the 27-year-old has stepped up this term, are willing to increase his salary to reflect his growing influence within the first-team set up.
Herrera, a £28m signing from Athletic Bilbao, was unsure of his place in the side upon Mourinho's arrival last summer, but has adapted superbly to the newfound role within the Portuguese boss' starting lineup and had enjoyed arguably his best season in a United shirt as a result.
The two-times capped international has made over 40 appearances for the 20-time English top flight champions this season and, speaking ahead of the club's Europa League return leg against Anderlecht, Herrera explained how Mourinho had inspired him to kick his game on to a higher level.
"Just want to discuss Ander Herrera for a bit." pic.twitter.com/LJky0AX4fw— Matt (@munkimatt) April 18, 2017
He said: "This season has been the most regular one for me at the club and that is with Mourinho on the bench. I am very happy. He gave me, from the first day, a lot of confidence and he told me I was going to be an important player for him.
"I will always be thankful but football changes. We have great players and Manchester United has the capacity to sign big players, so I cannot sleep.
"Nobody will remember this part of the season if I don’t perform well at the end. I am happy but I am not finished yet. I want to give everything for the manager and I don’t look back.
"I just look forward. The next month and a half is the most important time of my career. That is the way I see football.
"When everyone is telling you you’re having a great season, you’re having a very good game, you’re playing very well, I don’t think it is good for yourself so I don’t listen too much.
"I want to be focused on what is coming and that is very important. I want to play in the Champions League next season."
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