John O’Shea: Former Manchester United defender to retire at end of season when Reading contract expires


John O’Shea: Former Manchester United defender to retire at end of season when Reading contract expires

Former Manchester United defender John O’Shea will retire at the end of the season, his current club Reading have confirmed.

The ex-Republic of Ireland international, who turned 38 on Tuesday, came through the ranks at Old Trafford and won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup and the Champions League.

John O’Shea has been a bit-part player for Reading this season

His current club Reading announced he would be hanging up his boots when his contract expires.

The club wrote: “A fabulous playing career is coming to a close – today, on his 38th birthday, John O’Shea has announced he is to retire at the end of the season.

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“Just a very small part of his playing days have been spent with the Royals, but he has amassed a medal collection that any player would be extremely proud of, winning almost everything possible during almost 20 years as a professional footballer.

“And, off the pitch, one of the nicest, most humble and genuine people you’ll meet in any walk of life.