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The former England international has stated on Twitter that he will not be offered a new contract and as a result will take some time off before deciding his next move.

Michael Owen will be released by Manchester Unitedafter the club decided against offering him a new contract.

The former England international has spent three years at the club and will be fondly remembered by United fans for his injury time winner in the 4-3 derby win over Manchester City in his first season.

"The manager informed me after our testimonial match on Tuesday that the club would not be offering me a new contract," Owen revealed on his Twitter account.

"I have loved every minute of the 3 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."

Owen went on to say that he'll take a break before deciding on what to do in the future.

"I now plan to have a short holiday during which I will contemplate my next move."

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