In those outings United beat Villarreal and Arsenal while also drawing Premier League leaders Chelsea and with the club taking on new leadership under the German, the former England international decided to leave.
“Michael leaves with the most sincere thanks and best wishes from everyone to Manchester United after 15 years of outstanding service to the club as a player and coach,” Director of Football John Murtough said in a statement on their website. official site.
“While we are sad to see him go, we respect and understand Michael’s decision.
“He will always be known as one of the best midfielders in Manchester United history and more recently as an excellent coach who has worked tirelessly under the guidance of two managers to help develop the strong team including Ralf will now be in charge.
“We are grateful for the consistent leadership that Michael has shown throughout this period of managerial transition and, although he is now stepping away from his day-to-day involvement, he will always be welcome as a legend of the club.”