Herrera eyes first Spain cap

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is looking to break his way into the Spain national team, and views it as the next step in his career.

The 26-year-old has represented his country at youth levels but has never won a senior cap for La Roja, and would have to displace players such as Andres Iniesta, Isco, Juan Mata, David Silva or Sergi Busquets for a midfield berth.

"Of course, I wish to make it into the national team," he told MUTV.  "It's the next step for me. When you arrive at Manchester United, you are in the biggest club with the best supporters and maybe the most followed club in the world.

"Last season, I think I had a good season. The fans were happy with me and the manager as well. Of course, I can play well or I can play badly, but I always give my best and I think I am doing well enough to get into the national squad. It's my next step.

"I know we have, in Spain, maybe the best midfielders in the world right now but I think I have the quality to be in the national team. I will fight for it.

"Of course, it's the next dream, the next step for me. I know it's difficult but I will try to do my best to be involved in the European Championship."

The former Real Zaragoza and Athletic Bilbao star will have to watch from England as the reigning European champions, who have already qualified for Euro 2016 in France, wrap up their qualification campaign against Ukraine in Kiev on Monday.