MICHAEL OWEN WILL be released by Manchester United after the club decided against offering him a new contract.
The former England international, 32, has spent three years at the club and will be fondly remembered by United fans for his injury-time winner in the 4-3 derby win over Manchester City in September 2009.
“The manager informed me after our testimonial match on Tuesday that the club would not be offering me a new contract,” Owen revealed on his Twitter account today.
“I have loved every minute of the three years I have spent at such a fantastic club. I would like to thank the players, staff and fans for their support and wish them well for the future.
“I now plan to have a short holiday during which I will contemplate my next move,” he added.
United have confirmed Owen’s departure, and have wished him well for the future.