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De Marcos: Man Utd signed Herrera on back of brilliant Athletic Bilbao form

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Oscar de Marcos denies they're missing Ander Herrera.

Bilbao have struggled for consistency since Herrera's departure to Manchester United and were thrashed 5-0 by Real Madrid yesterday.

But De Marcos insists: "If Manchester United signed Ander it must be for something. He is a fantastic player and he had a brilliant season.

"We have young players who are experts in his old position so I don't think that is related to our current problem. Ander is only one player and we still have the same 24 squad members from last season; a team cannot just change so radically because one player leaves."

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