Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has announced that he will depart the club at the end of the season, after a six-year stint with the club.

The 33-year-old defensive midfielder announced his decision on social media after informing his teammates, the board, and everyone else at Manchester United about his impending departure.

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“After a great deal of thought, I have decided that this season will be my last with Manchester United. I have informed the board, the manager and the players of my decision,” the Serbian international wrote in a statement on Instagram.

“It has been a huge honour and a privilege to play for this great club. A big thank you to the fans for their unwavering support,” he added.

“I will now give everything until the end of the season to help my teammates finish as strongly as possible,” Matic promised, concluding his statement.

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The Serbian international joined United in July 2017 from Chelsea and was reunited with his former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester.

He has, thus far, featured in more than 100 games for United, and scored the Manchester United Goal of the Season against Crystal Palace in the 2017-18 season.

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While Matic does not have any silverware from his time at United, he does have a few honours: he was an important part of a Chelsea team that won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup.

During his stint with Benfica, Matic also won the Primeira Liga and the Taça da Liga in Portugal, and was part of a team who were the runners-up in the UEFA Europa league in the 2012-13 season.