Kieran O'Hara has posted a farewell letter to Manchester United after his release this week.
O'Hara joined the club as a youngster but is now set to leave his boyhood club.
In a post on Twitter, O'Hara said: "The time has come in my career to part ways with my boyhood club, Manchester United F.C.
"I would just like to take the opportunity to show my appreciation and gratitude in thanking everyone involved with the club.
"The coaches and staff who have invested their time and faith into me since I was 8 years old, my teammates who have driven me, day in and day out, to become the player and person I am today, and of course the fans for your continued support.
"I will remember you all forever and look back on my every second at the club fondly.
"I am grateful for each and every opportunity this great club has given me to learn my craft and develop as a player by representing them, as well as gaining valuable experience away from the club with loan spells.
"To travel all over the world representing this massive club and make friends for life has been special, and without doubt one of the greatest privileges of my life so far.
"However, after two seasons playing regularly away from the club on loan, now is the right time to take the natural step in my journey and move on in order to take the opportunity to continue with what I love doing, which is playing football.
"It is time for me to grasp these opportunities and face up to new challenges, which is something that feeds the hunger and desire inside me and excites me for what is to come."