United failed with a late bid to sign Herrera at the end of the last transfer window and reports had suggested that David Moyes was likely to rekindle his interest in January.

But now Urrutia has ruled out any such move and instead urged the player to focus on his future in Spain.

He told a press conference: "I don't know what other teams will do but I consider the Herrera issue to be closed.

"Ander has a contract until 2016. All players have to focus on giving Athletic all you can give."

Urrutia also took the opportunity to play down speculation linking Tottenham with a move for Ibai Gomez saying the forward is one of four players in line to receive a new contract with Los Leones.

Tottenham had hoped to sign Ibai to a pre-contract in January ahead of free transfer next summer but Athletic hope to tie him down before then because they know they will not be able to compete with any Spurs' offer.