In his words: "I am thinking of this: To have a new challenge somewhere else. For me, I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.
"After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well... I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge."
With 89 league appearances for United and 24 goals, his United contract runs until July 2021.