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Ander Herrera is not concentrating on a new Man Utd contract.

Ander Herrera insists his priority is winning games rather than a new contract

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Like almost every Manchester United player, Ander Herrera's performances have improved dramatically since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager.

Herrera was used sporadically by Mourinho but, he has become a crucial figure in Solskjaer's squad.

The Spanish midfielder has started six times in Solskjaer's eight games as Man United boss.

He has been impressive alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic in midfield.

However, there is a chance that he may not be at the club much longer.

Herrera's contract runs out in June, meaning he is free to negotiate with clubs from abroad.

But when reminded that he has just a few months left on his contract, Herrera produced a superb answer.

“I’m not going to talk about my contract,” he said, per ManUtd.com. “We have more important things happening now than my contract so I just try to perform.

“My priority is to beat Burnley, Leicester… and if I deserve a new contract, the contract will come.

Ander Herrera in action against Arsenal

"I’m not a selfish guy, I want the team to keep winning games, I don’t go crazy about my contract.”

That is pure class from Herrera. The Spanish midfielder is clearly not concentrating on his future.

The only thing that matters to him is helping United win games.

It certainly is a refreshing approach and one that has gone down well with United fans.

It is understood Herrera's preference is to extend his stay at Old Trafford and Solskjaer was very complimentary of him earlier this month.

“As a midfielder, he’s a bit different to Paul (Pogba), to Nemanja (Matic) with their physical attributes,” said United’s interim manager, per the Evening Standard.

“But he runs and he runs, he wins the ball, plays it simple, he makes some good runs into the box as well.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been complimentary of Ander Herrera

“Hopefully he will continue like this. I’ve always enjoyed watching Ander from when we signed him from Athletic Bilbao.

“I thought he did really well against us when he played for them as well so he caught my eye then.”

Do you want Herrera to extend his stay at the club? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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Jose Mourinho
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