Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps appeared to fire a parting shot at the direction of the club under minority owner Jim Ratcliffe on Saturday as she became the latest high-profile player to leave the Women’s Super League side.

The England international said she could not achieve her career ambitions at a club undergoing “transition”.

Since his takeover of football operations at Old Trafford, billionaire businessman Ratcliffe has made it clear that the focus has been on the men’s team.

Earps is now out of contract and reportedly close to signing with Paris Saint-Germain after rejecting a new deal that would have kept her at United.

“Dear the United family, after five years of service to your great club, I have decided that it’s time for a new challenge,” Earps wrote in an Instagram post.

“It’s a decision I’ve gone backwards and forwards on for some time, and is not one I’ve made lightly,” the 31-year-old added.

“The club is about to undergo a period of transition, and unfortunately I don’t feel it aligns with the timing of where I’m at in my career, therefore I think now is the right time to make a change and embark on a new challenge.” (Channels)