Manchester United are not in a good place at the moment. The optimism that surrounded the early days of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reign has well and truly dissipated, which has been accompanied by the growing realisation that the club are miles away from where they want to be.
The Manchester derby in midweek provided yet another reminder to that fact. Pep Guardiola's side are streets ahead of their rivals, something that has been coming for a number of years now. It is the rise of Liverpool that will sting United fans the most however, considering how far they have come in the past couple of seasons.
A major clear out is needed at the club, with the attitude of some members of the squad deplorable at times this season. In saying that, they look set to lose one of the players they actually wanted to keep.
The Daily Mail are reporting that Ander Herrera has agreed a contract with French champions PSG, who he is set to join on a free transfer this summer. The Spaniard has agreed his salary and other terms, with only the length of the deal to be finalised.
Herrera's former club Athetic Bilbao were interested in bringing him back to the Basque region, but he ultimately opted for a move to Paris.
The 29-year old has been one of the few players to perform well for United this season, captaining the side on a number of occasions. His tenacious attitude made him stand out in a midfield that was largely devoid of any other form of hard work.
His loss will be lamented by United fans, who have grown fond of the midfielder during his five year spell in Manchester.
With whispers continuing about Paul Pogba's future at the club, as well as the lack form amongst their other midfielders, Manchester United could have a very different midfield next season.