"Obviously I am disappointed that my playing days are at an end. It comes to us all and it's knowing when that time is, For me that time is now. I have been a Manchester United fan all my life and fulfilled every dream I've ever had. I have played in the most incredible football teams, playing with some of the best players in the world, as well as against them, and I have been lucky to be a part of the team's achievements and the club's great success. There have also been so many great players that I have had the privilege to train and play alongside. The experiences we've shared will be with me for the rest of my life."