‘This club is being run by clowns’ – Furious Manchester United fans lash out as Ander Herrera is set to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free

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Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Phil Jones have all signed new deals this season ahead of the Spaniard

Furious Manchester United fans have lashed out at the board members after allowing Ander Herrera to leave on a free.

In particular, plenty of disgruntled Red Devils supporters hit out at the decision to award the likes of Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Phil Jones new deals ahead of the Spaniard.

Ander Herrera is set to leave Manchester United and join PSG

Ander Herrera is set to leave Manchester United and join PSG

It is understood Herrera was intending to stay at Old Trafford and sign a contract extension, only for a lack of communication to see him formulate a plan to leave.

The 29-year-old, who joined in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao, is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain and admitted the decision to leave Old Trafford was not an extremely difficult one.

“This is not an easy day or an easy decision, but sometimes in life you have to take decisions,” he told the club’s official website.

“Sometimes the timing is just not right and you have to move on. I don’t want to be sad, I want to thank all the fans for all they have done for me in the last five years.

Herrera arrived at Old Trafford in 104 from Athletic Bilbao

Herrera arrived at Old Trafford in 104 from Athletic Bilbao

“I have enjoyed so much playing for this club, I have felt so privileged to represent this club every time I have done it.”

He has done that 189 times since joining from Athletic Bilbao, winning the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League along the way.

“I have felt part of this club when I have travelled all around the world and been recognised as a Manchester United player,” he added.

“And when you’re a Manchester United player you will forever be a Manchester United player. It’s something special.

“I owe the fans a lot. When you leave such a big club you lose much more than what they are losing. I cannot lie – I wasn’t born a Manchester United fan, but I want everyone to know that a part of my heart will always be a red devil.

“When you play almost 200 matches for this club there is no other way to look back (other than positive).

“I have some memories in my mind that I cannot forget. Of course the trophies we have won together like the European trophy we won in Stockholm [in 2017] – that was special.

“The FA Cup win against [Crystal] Palace [in 2016], the League Cup as well [in 2017] because it’s an important trophy, and the Community Shield against Leicester [in 2016]. But overall I will never forget the way I have been treated by the fans.”

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A banner declaring ‘Ed Woodward a specialist in failure’ was flown over the ground before the Premier League match between Burnley and United at Turf Moor

A banner declaring ‘Ed Woodward a specialist in failure’ was flown over the ground before the Premier League match between Burnley and United at Turf Moor

With bitter rivals Manchester City and Liverpool vying for the Premier League title, Tottenham competing against the Reds for the Champions League and Chelsea and Arsenal in the Europa League Final, the mood in Stretford is sombre.

But the decision to award the likes of Young, Smalling and Jones new deals ahead of Herrera really seems to have pushed some fans to breaking point.

Check out the best responses below!

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