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Herrera ready to solve midfield problems at ‘biggest club in the world’

Spaniard signed from Atletic Bilbao to bolster Manchester United’s midfield options.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said he is ready to solve the clubs midfield problems following their dismal campaign that saw them finish seventh in the Premier League last season.

Herrera joined United earlier this summer for a fee in the region of £30million, after the club failed to secure his signature on deadline day last August.

United lacked creative spark in their midfield for the majority of last season, with Herrera saying he is ready to make his mark at Old Trafford to ensure they return to competing for trophies.

“I can promise wholeheartedly to be a professional. There are other midfielders in the team but I know we will all help,” Herrera told Sky Sports.

“I am ready for this step. I am 24-years-old and this is the moment to come to the biggest club in the world.”

Last season saw Marouane Fellani and Michael Carrick as the main central midfield partnership, with Fellani being particularly disappointing in failing to produce the form seen at Everton in recent years.

Former United boss David Moyes also looked to now assistant coach Ryan Giggs for creativity in the middle, a move that stressed United’s need for urgent summer recruitments. But the arrival of Herrera should now add that spark the Reds need to return to fighting for the Premier League title.

Either Carrick or Fellani are likely to partner Herrera in the centre, with the latter being the more attacking of the pair. Juan Mata, Antonio Valencia, Danny Welbeck and Adnan Januzaj will then likely adopt the wide positions around Herrera, with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney up ahead.

United will continue to chase stellar signings for the remainder of the transfer window, but immediately appear so much stronger with the addition of Ander Herrera.

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