Ander Herrera: 'Manchester United are the biggest club in England'

Manchester United's Ander Herrera passes against the LA Galaxy during their Chevrolet Cup match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on July 23, 2014
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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera says that he is determined to put the club "back where it belongs".

Ander Herrera has said that he would never have left Athletic Bilbao for any club other than Manchester United.

The 24-year-old joined the Red Devils in June to become Louis van Gaal's first signing of the summer.

Herrera had spent the past three seasons at his hometown club Bilbao and he has admitted that if United hadn't shown an interest in him then he may have ended his career there.

"I would never have left Athletic if it hadn't been for a club like United," he told The Guardian.

"I left a different, unique club, with a special philosophy and incredible people. It's a club that few of us have had the privilege of playing for and, who knows, but for United I might have been there 10 years.

"But this is the biggest club in England, a new project, new players and a new coach. Desire too: it's been 25 years and the players are conscious of that. They're determined to put United back where it belongs."

Herrera could make his debut for United during the club's Premier League opener against Swansea City on Saturday.

Manchester United's newly-appointed Dutch manager Louis van Gaal poses for pictures with retired English footballer Sir Bobby Charlton during a photocall at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on July 17, 2014
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