By ESPNSTAR.com staff
With a nickname like Zorro, which can be loosely interpreted as fox in English, it was not surprising when Herrera's intelligent play from midfield turned out to be instrumental for Mexico's gold medal win in the Men's Football tournament at London 2012.
The Daily Mail reports that the Pachuca player was scouted by Manchester United over a year ago, and club officials have since been impressed with Herrera's steady development. The midfielder was named the 2012 Touloun Tournament Most Outstanding Player prior to London 2012, and Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson has decided that the time is right to bring Herrera in after watching his displays at the Olympic football tournament.
Although the player is also believed to be on Liverpool's radar, Pachuca sporting director Andres Fassi indicated that the club have only received interest from United.
"There is an official interest," he said to the Daily Mail.
"We have the document [from Manchester United], but there's nothing else to add at this time."
Red Devils scouts have thoroughly evaluated Herrera's skills and consider him to be a player in the mould of Lucas Moura, the Brazilian midfielder the club missed out on to Paris Saint-Germain.
In addition to recently completing the signing of left-back Alexander Buttner, Ferguson is reportedly contemplating a loan deal for AC Milan's Phillipe Mexes, as he looks to bolster his defensive options.