Tom Cleverley has admitted that his Manchester United career is over.
The midfielder, who joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan from United on the summer transfer deadline day, will be out of contract with the Red Devils at the end of the season.
Cleverley, who joined the United academy back in 2000, has come under immense criticism from both pundits and the club's fans for his performances for the Red Devils in recent years. And the 25-year-old has now stated this is the end of the road for his Old Trafford career.
"With me being out of contract at the end of the year if I am being honest I don't think I would play for the club again," Sky Sports quoted Cleverley.
The England international also expressed his relief to have moved away from United, after coming under fire from the club's supporters on a regular basis.
"If any footballer gets a bit of stick off their own fans they are going to be hurt. Football is a game of opinions and you can't please everyone. I am happy to get away from some of the negativity. Whenever you are not winning trophies at Man United the players are going to get some stick."
Cleverley is also hopeful that the move to Villa Park will now help him get back into the England side.
The midfielder has 13 international caps to his name but was not part of Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup or for the matches during the international break, where the likes Jack Colback and Fabian Delph were chosen over him.
"I feel like it can be an upward curve here to get my career back on track. I want to come here and improve Villa. First of all I have to get in the team and then play well and get back in the England squad like Delphy," Mirror quoted Cleverley.
"There are a lot of things I want to achieve. This is a forward step for me personally."