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.

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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.

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