Ander reportedly earns £300k/week at PSG and we offered the same for him to stay. Even if we could take that number slightly down if new contract was offered sooner, I wouldn't call it modest wages. He also would never agree on a short term contract so it would have been, overall, a deal that would be great initially and then we would grow to regret it.I don't think he was treated badly by United but I think United messed it up. They could have kept a really effective midfield player on a reasonably modest salary by locking him up earlier. They didn't rate him enough to do so and that was a mistake.
But, they've moved on and the quartet of Pogba, Matic, Fred and McTominay for 2 roles in the new system has done really well.
An immediate pass back to the player who played it to him? Watch one minute of any Xavi game ever.
Can't say I'm too disappointed with how things turned out, regardless of the fact that he was one of my favourite players in the team at the time.