The Cameroon international, now 40, has officially announced his retirement today.
He told BritishGambler.co.uk: "I can say to you today, that I'm officially retiring from playing football. I have an academy in Cameroon and I am going to focus on trying to help educate the young players there on how to become a footballer, and how to build a successful career as a footballer. Today, I'm stopping playing football."
On his time with United, Djemba-Djemba said: "I loved my time at Manchester United. But it was disappointing, it was difficult. Everybody who has a career has a chance, and I have to say I was lucky to play with all of the players that I got to play with, and I loved having the experience of playing with those players at United.
"But today, I'm happy. I'll say thankyou to Alex Ferguson every single day, because he changed my life. When I get on a plane back to watch Ronaldo, I'd love to see Ferguson to give him a hug. I saw him in Denmark in 2011 when I was playing there, and gave him a big hug when I saw him."
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