Former England midfielder Danny Drinkwater has retired from football after becoming frustrated “in limbo”.
Drinkwater helped Leicester City win the English Premier League in 2016 and joined Chelsea for 35 million pounds a year later.
He left Stamford Bridge when his contract expired in June 2022, having made little impact, and has not played since.
He said there had been no opportunities at a level that might tempt him back into action.
Drinkwater came through the academy at United but signed for Leicester in 2012 before making a senior appearance for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
He helped Leicester win promotion to the Premier League in 2014 and was part of Claudio Ranieri’s 2016 title-winning squad.