Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera has opened up on the differences between his former club Manchester United and his current employers, claiming that football was often considered a second priority at Old Trafford.
Herrera, who joined United in 2014, left in the summer for the French capital upon the expiration of his five-year deal, having failed to agree on an extension with the club.
The 30-year-old has enjoyed a solid start to life in Paris, making 10 appearances in all competitions so far, and speaking to So Foot, the Spaniard suggested that he enjoys life there better than he did in Manchester.
Herrera was reluctant to open up on the subject, however, saying: “I was very happy at that incredible club. I am very grateful to the supporters. Frankly, I was immensely happy in Manchester.
“But at the club, there were times when I felt that football was not considered the most important thing. I will not say [whether he was referring to the business].
“That does not come out of my mouth. I don’t know, but football was not the most important thing in Manchester.”
Revealing more about life in France, Herrera said: “I cannot talk about what was happening in previous seasons because I was not there, but since I’m here, what I see is that I’m in a club that thinks only and exclusively about football.
“And I say it sincerely, because sometimes, seen from the outside, PSG can have a glamorous side that can irritate some. But here, we sweat, we train, we work.
“When I arrive at the training centre, the physios, podiatrist and physical trainer are already at work… Football, football, football… Leonardo is there every day.”
PSG sit seven points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after 12 games and face Brest in their next game on Saturday.