I begin by acknowledging the fact that public perception of me may be influenced by what has been seen and heard on social media. I am aware that many individuals may hold negative opinions about me as a result.
I was raised with a firm understanding that violence or abuse within any relationship is unequivocally wrong. It is important to note that the accusations made against me were false, as I was exonerated of all charges in February.
Nevertheless, I am willing to accept responsibility for the mistakes I made within my relationship. I recognize my role in the circumstances that led to the social media post.
As a professional footballer, I am actively endeavoring to comprehend the significance of being a positive role model. I am fully committed to fulfilling my responsibilities as a father and partner.
The decision reached today has been the culmination of a collaborative process involving Manchester United, my family, and myself. We have collectively determined that it is in the best interest of all parties involved for me to continue my football career elsewhere, so as not to serve as a distraction to the club. I express my gratitude to Manchester United for their unwavering support since I began my journey with them at the age of seven. A part of me will always be connected to the club.
I am immensely thankful for the support I have received from my family and loved ones during this challenging time. It is now incumbent upon me to demonstrate my gratitude by repaying the trust that has been placed in me. My objective is to not only become a better footballer, but more importantly, a responsible father and a person of character. I am determined to utilize my talents in a positive manner both on and off the field.