Ander Herrera was given a tour of Manchester United's Carrington training ground along with his entourage on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old midfielder also had his photographs taken for the club website ahead of the official announcement of his £28.7million transfer from Athletic Bilbao.

The Spaniard stepped off a train at Stockport just after 1.30pm to be met by United security staff before being whisked away with his representatives and friends to Manchester.

Herrera has become Louis van Gaal’s first signing as Manchester United manager.

United moved to pay the buy-out clause fee for the 24-year-old Athletic Bilbao midfielder on Tuesday, with the player signing a four-year contract. Former club Real Zaragoza are due £1million sell-on fee as part of the deal.

Herrera, an intelligent and stylish midfielder, was the subject of a £24m offer from David Moyes’s United last summer.