Football the focus at PSG – Herrera

Paris Saint-Germain

Ander Herrera has taken a swipe at former club Manchester United by claiming the focus at Paris Saint-Germain is solely on football and not on business.

The Spain international, who only has two caps for his country, left the Red Devils on a free transfer last summer after failing to negotiate fresh terms at Old Trafford.

Herrera was reportedly offered £200,000 a-week wages to remain with the Premier League giants but instead took the decision to ply his trade in the French capital with PSG.

Now enjoying life at the Parc des Princes, Herrera feels the business side of United took precedence at times and he has not seen the same attitude with the Ligue 1 champions.

He told So Foot: “I cannot talk about what was happening in previous seasons because I was not [at PSG]. But, since I’m here, what I see is that I’m in a club that thinks solely 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, physios, podiatrists and physical trainers are already at work. Football, football, football. Leonardo (the sporting director) is there every day.”

Sitting seven points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table, champions-elect PSG will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the standings when they travel to Brest on Saturday.