Manchester United’s players have responded to Nemanja Matic’s announcement he will leave the club.
The Serbian midfielder wrote a note on Instagram declaring his intention to depart this summer.
Matic, 33, feels the time is right to on and could be permitted to leave on a free transfer.
The midfielder has been at the club since 2017 when he was signed by Jose Mourinho.
Jason Sancho and Donny van de Beek were among the players to respond to Nemanja Matic’s announcement.
Both players dubbed Matic a ‘legend’, such is their admiration for him.
Young talent Hannibal also showed his admiration, referring to the star as a big brother.
The sad part about Matic’s United career is that he will end it without a trophy.
A Premier League winner at Chelsea, his arrival was seen as the missing piece of the jigsaw under Jose Mourinho.
After a solid first season in which United finished second, Matic began to fade, and Mourinho was sacked in late 2018.
Since then Matic has only been a bit-part player, with age catching up with him.
United must now turn to replacing Matic, a task which will fall upon new manager Erik ten Hag.
For now, Matic has vowed to end the season strongly and give everything he can to go out on a high.