Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has declared his content at being at Old Trafford and outlined his desire to remain at the club for many many years.
The Spain international spoke to United Review, the Red Devils' official matchday programme, ahead of Saturday's 3-1 victory over Aston Villa where he went on to score twice and produce another man of the match display.
Herrera took his season's tally to seven goals after converting one in each half, highlighting his general happiness at the Theatre of Dreams since linking up with Louis van Gaal's squad from Athletic Bilbao in a £29 million deal last summer.
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"I’m very happy. Even when I was not playing, I was also happy. I am at Manchester United. I feel really lucky to be here," he enthused. "The manager has to decide who is playing or not but we have to respect always the decision he makes.
"The manager wants the best for the team, the best for us and we have to follow him always.
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"When I signed for Manchester United, I was thinking of players like Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney, Antonio Valencia, Rafael da Silva and, although he is not here now, Darren Fletcher.
"These are people who have been playing for a long time for United. It’s my dream to be here for a long time because I am in the right team, in the right league and in the right country.
"I feel very happy and I want to stay at the club for many years to come."
Herrera had to wait patiently for his chance to show what he can do in the Manchester United team after struggling to cement his place in Van Gaal's starting line-up during his first few months at the club.
However, the 25-year-old has enjoyed a regular run in the side in recent weeks and picked up the Red Devils' Premier League Player of the Month award for February following a series of impressive performances.
The future is bright
"I feel I quickly adapted to this league and this country because I am so comfortable here," reflected Herrera. "I think [we at] Manchester United are always helping each other to adapt and to feel like we’re at home.
"I feel really good at United and I hope to stay here for a long time."
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