BBC News can tonight report that Lewis & James Devlin have ended their spectacular 23 year playing career with Manchester United. The pair had been at the club since they were the age of 13.
Today the brothers, now 36, released a statement, which read:
"We have had an amazing career with Manchester United, however, we feel that it is time to hang up our playing boots. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at the club, and we would like to say a special thank you to the wonderful fans of this spectacular club, without you we would be nothing, we are eternally grateful for the support you've shown us over the years, we hold a special place in our hearts for you and this great club. Thank you very much."
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The Devlin's made over 900 combined appearances for Manchester United, scoring a combined 378 Goals. Their club honours include; 15 Barclays Premier League titles, 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, 12 FA Cups, 14 League Cups & 2 FIFA Club World Cups.
With the departure of the Devlins, Manchester United will be on the hunt for a couple of new Central Midfielders, early speculation suggests that Louis Van Gaal is ready to snap up the Juventus pairing of Arturo Vidal & Paul Pogba, a former United player.
When asked, "And what's the next steps for you both?" The Brothers replied, "Management." with jobs available, such as, Schalke, Ajax, Watford & the brothers favored team,Scottish Second Division side, Queen's Park, who knows where the brothers will end up next season, one thing is clear however, for the first time in 23 years,they will not be working at the same club.