Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that handing in a transfer request at Manchester United two seasons ago was the ‘biggest mistake’ of his career.
An 18-year-old Wayne Rooney joined United from his boyhood club Everton for a transfer fee of £25.6 million in August 2004.
Since arriving at Old Trafford, the England forward has been one of the most consistent goal-scoring threats in the English Premier League.
Recently, Rooney was asked, by talkSPORT, where he would like to be in 10 years.
“Hopefully still here at Man Utd,” answered the 26-year-old talisman.
“That’s the aim, the plan and what I want to do. As long as this club wants me, I’ll be here and trying to be successful.”
In regards to his October 2012 transfer request, Rooney added:
“Sometimes as a player you make bad choices and bad decisions, and I think that’s what happened.
“Sometimes you see yourself somewhere else and that can play on your mind and make you say or do things you shouldn’t have done.
“I realised I had made a mistake. I went back in to see David Gill and the manager. I told them I wanted to stay and be successful in the future.”
Now then, Rooney will not feature in the Three Lions upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers after suffering a rather deep gash in his leg against Fulham on 25 August.
England are scheduled to take on Moldova at the Zimbru Stadium later today. Furthermore, the Three Lions will host Ukraine at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, 11 September, with Roy Hodgson surely eyeing three home points to close out the international break.
In other news, former Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic has revealed that he may have exited Old Trafford prematurely back in June 2010.
Tosic left United in favour of Russian Premier League giants CSKA Moscow after failing to establish himself in the Red Devils’ first-team.
Over the past three seasons, the Serbian international has bagged 12 goals and three assists in 63 matches in all competitions for CSKA Moscow, including three goals in six league appearances in 2012-13.
“Maybe I shouldn’t have been so quick and should have worked longer to show Sir Alex,” revealed Tosic. “I spoke with Sir Alex many times and he kept telling me I had quality and just had to keep working hard.
Nonetheless, Tosic’s Russian switch worked out pretty well for both parties, with United reportedly receiving £8 million for the Serbian while Tosic gained first-team football at CSKA.