Phil Younghusband appeals to fans: Move on

Posted at 01/21/2014 10:17 AM | Updated as of 01/21/2014 10:18 AM

MANILA - Azkals player Phil Younghusband made an appeal to all of his fans to "move on" following his breakup with actress Angel Locsin.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Younghusband posted a photo of a peace sign with the caption: "To all those involved, can I kindly request we put an end to this issue. We appreciate all your support, but if we are to be happy, we must all move on. As supporters of Angel & I, lets all move past this & look forward. Thanks! :)"

Younghusband made the statement almost a week after Locsin admitted that she is still in love with her former boyfriend, TV host Luis Manzano.

In an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com, Locsin stressed that Manzano was not the reason why she broke up with Younghusband.

"Hindi po talaga, sobrang hindi. Si Phil ilabas natin sa usapan pero masasabi ko honestly na wala kaming usap kahit text ni [Luis noong kami ni Phil] at masasabi ko minahal ko 'yung tao (Phil) talaga. Walang panlolokong involved. Siguro habang tumatagal parang nare-realize mo 'yung pagkakamali," she said.

"For the longest time, hindi talaga kami nag-uusap [ni Luis]. Iniiwasan talaga namin ang isa't isa for two or three years. So walang makakapagsabi na naglalandian kami kasi nag-iiwasan talaga kami ng napakahabang panahon," she added.

In a separate interview, Younghusband admitted that he still has feelings for Locsin but stressed that he wishes his ex-girlfriend all the happiness.

“For me there's no rules with love. If you love someone that's just what you care about and that's what the heart wants,” said Younghusband, who added that he remains friends with the actress despite the breakup.