Leeds United boss praised by his ex Athletic Bilbao star Ander Herrera.

Ander Herrera has put club rivalries aside to pay tribute to Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.

Herrera, who is set to leave Manchester United as a free agent, posted to Instagram after Leeds’ play-off exit to Derby.

The Spanish midfielder played under Bielsa at Athletic Bilbao, and it is thanks to the Argentine that he is the player he is.

He went onto make a £29 million move to Manchester United in 2014, a year after Bielsa left the club.

Herrera posted on Instagram that managers like Bielsa must he cherished and appreciated, and kept in the game.


Herrera is expected to sign with Paris Saint-Germain over the coming weeks, The Mirror report.

Bielsa’s future at Leeds is still to be clarified, but it is expected he will remain with the Whites next season and try again to get them promoted to the Premier League after narrowly falling short this season.

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