Striker Robin van Persie says there are no hard feelings between him and the Manchester club after he was sold to Fenerbahce.
The 31-year-old moved to Turkey after an agreement was reached between the two clubs.
He scored 58 goals in 105 appearances for United since his £24m move from Arsenal in 2012.
"It was a situation where I could see it coming, if I'm really honest," van Persie said after joining the Turkish club.
"I could get used to the idea for quite a bit. It was not a situation where it was just happening from day to day so I could get used to the situation – that is football.
"From my side, there are no hard feelings with how it went. It's part of football, it's part of life.
"I had a good moment with the players the day before I came to Istanbul so that was special. Then you see that everyone really appreciated my time there - that was important for me.
"I highly appreciate the work of Ed Woodward, the CEO of Manchester United. The way he dealt with this transfer is from a high level, it's very classy.
“He proved he's a true gentleman in the way he dealt with the whole situation. Ed, if you're listening, thank you."