Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera is not happy at Old Trafford and is looking to have showdown talks with manager Louis van Gaal to decide his future at the club.
Herrera joined Manchester United from Athletic Bilbao in the summer or 2014 for £29 million, but now feels as though his career has stalled under the Dutchman and wants to know why he is not being allowed to play.
The 26-year-old midfielder has only made 32 appearances for the Red Devils since arriving in Manchester, and when he is allowed to play he feels restricted by what he can do because of the way van Gaal wants the team to play.
A source said: “Ander is worried about his lack of progress at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal.
“He feels like he’s lost his identity as a player and doesn’t know what his role is anymore.
“His situation appears to be getting worse and he’s worried his career is going backwards, so there will have to be a chat with the manager.”
Herrera had hoped that by coming to play in England that it would boost his chances of getting selected for the Spanish national team, yet with so little playing time to show, he is still waiting to be called up.
And to make matters worse competition for him to play is even harder now after van Gaal signed Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin over the summer.
United meanwhile are struggling to score goals, which has led to criticism from the fans, and now to learn that one of his players is unhappy is the last thing that the manager needs to hear.