Ander Herrera has underlined a similarity between his former club Athletic Bilbao and his new team Manchester United.
The 25-year-old midfielder joined the Red Devils from the Basque giants in the summer transfer window for a reported transfer fee of £29 million.
Herrera arrived at Old Trafford with a strong reputation. United wanted to sign the Spaniard last summer, but they failed to get him as they did not cough up the cash that Bilbao wanted.
This summer, Bilbao held out for the maximum they could get, and in the end all three parties were happy.
Bilbao are a unique club and one of the most historic in Spain, while United are one of the biggest in the world.
Herrera has discerned a similarity between the two clubs and told Inside United: ‘The biggest similarity is that, like Athletic Club, United is a family club.
‘Everyone knows that Athletic Club has a different philosophy and that only Basque-country players can play there, and although United is not like that it is similar because it’s one of the club in England that always has a lot of players in the squad from the UK’.
United are indeed a ‘family club’ and Herrera will be well looked after. However, if he does not play well and does not prove to be a valuable player for the team in the long run, then things will certainly be different.