It has been confirmed this evening that Ander Herrera has been called up to the Spain squad for their World Cup qualifying games this week. This is the first time that Herrera has been named in the first team squad.

Herrera will be hoping to get some minutes against Italy or Albania ahead of the Liverpool game the following weekend. He has replaced Cesc Fabregas in the squad, with Juan Mata also missing out.

Fellow United player David de Gea is obviously in the squad too though.