Ander Herrera, Valencia top list of 15 players Man United sacked this summer

Ander Herrera, Valencia top list of 15 players Man United sacked this summer

- Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia have been asked to leave by Manchester United

- Both stars were refused new contract by the Red Devils as they hope to free up space for new players

- United have completed their first summer signing having sealed a deal for Swansea's Daniel James

Manchester United have confirmed the departure of Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera following their refusal to renew his contract.

The 29-year-old made just 25 appearances scoring two goals and assisting three others in all competitions in the out-gone campaign owing to series of injury.

He joined the club from Spanish League side Athletic Bilbao in July 2014 in an initial four year deal valued around €36 million.

Herrera played a key role in his side's Europa League triumph in 2017 - having helped them to win FA Cup in 2016, and EFL Cup in 2016.

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Although, the midfielder had confirmed his exit after learning the club would not be giving him a new deal and he is on the radar of Paris Saint Germain and other clubs.

Another key player that will not be wearing the Red Devils' colours next season is their captain, Antonio Valencia.

The 33-year-old managed to feature for the Old Trafford outfit just nine times in all competitions in the 2018-19 season.

He had already been frozen out of the team by former boss Jose Mourinho in the first half of the campaign and the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not favour him either.

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The 33-year-old joined United in 2009 after been tipped as a quality replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Real Madrid back then.

He won two Premier Leagues, two EFL Cups, one FA Cup, one Europa League and three Community Shields during his ten year reign at the club - scoring 25 goals in 338 matches.

Other stars who have been released by the club are Regan Poole, Zak Dearnley, Tom Sang, Callum Whelan, and Matty Willock.

James Wilson, Matthew Olosunde, Tyrell Warren, DJ Buffonge, Callum Gribbin, Josh and Baars Bohui, and James Thompson have also been told to look for another club while they free up space for incoming stars.

Man United manager has however completed his signing for the club after signing 21-year-old Daniel James from Swansea City this summer.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Ander Herrera will leave Manchester United at the end of the season, the club confirmed in a farewell video posted via Twitter on Saturday, May 11.

The 29-year-old midfielder's contract expired this summer and the Red Devils decided not to extend it.

Herrera spent five seasons at Old Trafford, winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.

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