During a press conference held on Wednesday afternoon, the young playmaker claimed he was proud to be an Athletic player but also proud that Manchester United made an offer for his services.
"I reached no agreement with el United. I am proud they made an offer for me, and that Athletic wanted me [to stay].I do not feel used by United, they made a formal offer. Athletic did not want to negotiate, I value that.
They had to pay the €36m clause and, then, seduce me more than Athletic. I never saw myself elsewhere"
The fallout from the transfer window has had media outlets make claims of imposters supposedly representing Manchester United but this has now been seen that this may have not been the case.
It is now apparent that officials, supposedly from Manchester United, were reported to have travelled to the headquarters of the Spanish league to pay Herrera's buyout clause, but this ended in an embarrassing farce.
It was claimed Herrera had given them permission to pay the fee of roughly £30million, which would have allowed him to join United, but the Bilbao midfielder has denied all claims:
"The lawyers that were at the LFP did not represent me. I didn't even know who they were.
At no moment did either I or my agent reach an agreement with United.
There are questions which United must answer."
A lot seems to be up in the air at the moment regarding this transfer debacle. Now that Herrera has come out to give his side of the story, it would be prudent for Manchester United to do the same. How likely that is to happen, no one knows but it's only fair to one of the largest fan bases in the world.