Manchester United’s Ander Herrera reveals Spain inclusion dream

Ander Herrera

The former Athletic Bilbao midfielder has admitted he wants to be involved with his national side.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has admitted to the club’s official website that he is dreaming of winning a place in the Spain national squad.

The former Athletic Bilbao man has proven himself as an exciting talent during his time at Old Trafford and will play a significant role in the Red Devils fighting for major honours this season.

Spain have qualified for Euro 2016, with Vicente del Bosque’s men keen to retain the crown they won in 2012.

Herrera remains uncapped due to the quality of the players in the La Roja midfield reckoning but has stressed that his dream is to win a place in the squad ahead of next summer’s tournament in France.

"Of course, I wish for it," Herrera told United’s official website.

"It's the next step for me. When you arrive at Manchester United, you are now in the biggest club with the best supporters and maybe the most followed club in the world.

"Last season, I think I had a good season. The fans were happy with me and the manager as well. Of course, I can play well or I can play badly, but I always give my best and I think I am doing well enough to get into the national squad. It's my next step.

"I know we have, in Spain, maybe the best midfielders in the world right now but I think I have the quality to be in the national team. I will fight for it. I fought last season for that and I am trying to do it again. I think I have the quality to be in it and I am showing that.

"I think I am ready to help the team [at United], help my team-mates, and I am going to play wherever the manager wants me to play," he added. "So I am doing the right things to get into the national team but, of course, the [international] manager will decide.

"Of course, it's the next dream, the next step for me. I know it's difficult but I will try to do my best to be involved in the European Championship.”

Realistically Herrera faces a task to win a place in the United team week-in, week-out, as the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger fight it out for inclusion.

The 26-year-old has had a few injury concerns this season and has struggled to build any continuity at the club, starting only two Premier League games in 2015-16 so far.

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