The reaction of Manchester United fans spoke volumes earlier this year when the Old Trafford faithful learned that Ander Herrera would leave the club on a free transfer to PSG. Now the Spanish midfielder has blamed the board.
It emerged towards the end of last season that fan favourite Herrera would not be signing a new deal. The 29-year-old left for the Ligue 1 champions and speaking to Spanish outlet Marca, he explained it was not the fault of the manager but the club's hierarchy.
"There were differences regarding the project and my importance within it," he said.
I was very happy there, I have a lot to thank the club, fans and Solskjaer for. He did a lot to convince me to stay, but things didn't happen like that.
Their offer arrived late and by then I had already made the decision.
Per the Guardian, the figure offered by PSG was also a significant factor with Herrera reportedly set for £350,000 a week.
The Spaniard was popular both due to his consistency and free-talking approach to interviews. He was also named Player of the Year in 2016/17.
The Premier League club are yet to sign a replacement and confirmed their pre-season squad earlier this week. It includes wantaway Paul Pogba, as well as academy prospects Chong, Garner, Gomes and Andreas.