Michael Owen is to leave Manchester United after three years following the club's decision not to offer him a new contract.
The former England striker, 32, joined in 2009 and has made only 52 appearances after his injury-prone career continued.
The ex-Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle star arrived at Old Trafford on a free transfer and famously scored a ‘Fergie time’ winner against Manchester City in a 4-3 win in 2009.
Owen Tweeted: “The manager informed me after our testimonial match on Tuesday that the club would not be offering me a new contract.
"I have loved every minute of the three years I have spent at such a fantastic club.
"I would like to thank the players, staff and fans for their support and wish them well for the future.
"I now plan to have a short holiday during which I will contemplate my next move."
Owen’s last competitive appearance for United came in a Champions League group stage match againt Otelul Galati in November.