Nemanja Matic has confirmed that he will leave Manchester United in the summer – but has not provided an explanation.
The Serbian midfielder has been at United for five years, signing from Chelsea in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £40 million. Despite failing to win a trophy during his time at Old Trafford, the 33-year-old has made over 180 appearances for the club and now appears ready to leave this summer.
Matic announced his decision on Friday evening via his official Instagram account, where he wrote:
“After a great deal of thought, I have decided that this season will be my last with Manchester United. I have informed the board, the manager, and the players of my decision.
“It has been a huge honour and a privilege to play for this great club. A big thank you to the fans for their unwavering support.
“I will now give everything until the end of the season to help my teammates finish as strongly as possible.”
Several players are set to leave United this summer, amid calls for a squad revamp and the appointment of a new manager.
Erik ten Hag is set to take over as permanent manager at Old Trafford, succeeding interim manager Ralf Rangnick, who took over from the dismissed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this season.