Former Manchester United skipper Bryan Robson has told the club to do all they can to tie Ander Herrera down to a new contract.
The Spain international is due to become a free agent in the summer and is a confirmed target for Athletic Bilbao.
Ander Herrera is understood to have a pick of more top clubs to choose from if he is available on a Bosman, but the Red Devils are understood to be locked in discussions with the 29-year-old star regarding a new contract.
Bryan Robson thinks that the central midfielder deserves new deal for his performances since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over, with Spaniard being used heavily alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic over the last matches.
“I’d definitely keep hold of Herrera,” he told the Manchester Evening News. “I don’t think it’s any coincidence that since Ander got back in the team, everybody has been talking about [Anthony] Martial and Marcus Rashford and Pogba, but I think Herrera has played really well since he came into the team.
“Because he’s playing week in, week out, he’s a lot sharper than when he was coming into the team for maybe one game, and then he was on the bench. I think playing regularly has brought the best out of Ander.”