Herrera wants De Gea to snub Real

De Gea

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera hopes compatriot David de Gea will reject Real Madrid and remain with the Premier League giants.

Since joining the Red Devils in 2011, De Gea has gone on to become one of the best goalkeepers in Europe.

The Spain international has been linked with a return to his homeland in recent seasons and came close to joining Los Blancos during the off-season transfer window.

"Hopefully not," Herrera said when asked by Marca if he thought the United gloveman would join Real.

"He is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League for me and for many people. He's been at the club for six years. He is very close to [Edwin] van der Sar in games played and can become a legend.

"People here love him very much. There are few goalkeepers in the world who win you points and David is one of them."