Spanish star Ander Herrera missed out on a summer transfer move from Spanish club Athletic Bilbao to Premier League champions Manchester United, as a deal failed to complete in time before the window closed.
The 24-year-old could still be on the radar of David Moyes and his scouts as United may need that creativity in the midfield they are lacking recently.
The Red Devils have only managed to win two of their five opening Premier League games of the season - losing to clubs who may very well be challenging for the title in 2013/14.
Manchester United completed the signing of Marouane Felliani on transfer deadline day from Everton in a deal worth £27.5million. Fellaini may not have been the signing United desired as the Belgian will operate under David Moyes as a holding midfielder.
The Reds were quoted £30.5million for the Spanish star, Herrera, which was the player's buyout clause in his contract. United were willing to pay the buyout clause, but a deal was never completed in time for the switch to take place.
According to the Daily Express, Herrera has refused to rule out a January switch to Manchester United; keeping the English club on high alert for the Spanish midfielder.
If Herrera were to make the switch to Old Trafford, United could have possibly grasped on one of many talents throughout Europe.
The Spaniard has shown what he can do against Manchester United, as he did in the Europa League two seasons ago.
Could Herrera honestly repeat the kind of damage he did against Manchester United - but only for the club instead of against.
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