Manchester United fans are surprised in the Football Transfer Tavern after The Express revealed that Louis van Gaal is prepared to use Ander Herrera in swap deal for Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri.
The 25-year-old has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford since his arrival in the summer and it appears that van Gaal has lost his patience and is willing to use him in January to land Shaqiri, who is also a target for Liverpool and Arsenal.
Herrera has struggled to live up to his price tag after moving to United in a deal worth around £30 million and injuries have made his transition to English life very difficult as he has only made five appearances for United since August.
But despite his disappointing move to Manchester United, Pep Guardiola still admires the player and hopes that an offer of £7 million plus Shaqiri would be enough to land Herrera.
Punters say that although they haven’t seen the best of Herrera, they would still go through with the swap deal, because Shaqiri is a quick, dynamic and direct attacking player who has a bright future.
And they feel something the Red Devils have lacked this season in the final third is a direct outlet who runs at defenders from the wide areas.
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