Date: 18th May 2012 at 9:57am
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has paid tribute to after the striker revealed on Thursday his contract with Manchester wont be renewed.

The striker who arrived at in July 2009 played 52 games for the Red Devils, scoring 17 goals in the process.

told ManUtd.com:

“It is a pleasure to have had Michael at Manchester United. Michael is a consummate professional and was an influential figure in our dressing room. Unfortunately he had no luck with his injury this season.

“Michael’s record of goals per game is exceptional and we wish him all the best for the future.”