Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has revealed that asking to leave the club two years ago was the biggest mistake of his career.
Left uninspired by the club’s ambition, Rooney stated his intention to move on from Old Trafford, news that rocked English football at the time.
He soon settled his differences though and signed a new long-term contract. Now, two years on, he admits that he regrets the whole incident, reports ESPN.
Recalling the incident, the England man said: “‘I’m stuck in a cycle of bad form but I can’t get out of it. And that’s when I make the biggest mistake of my football career.
“In October, I release a statement which publicly questions my happiness at Old Trafford. Am I better off elsewhere?”
“I’m wrong. United want the same as me: trophies, success, to be the best.”
There was even speculation that Rooney could leave the club this summer, which he dismissed on his Twitter page.
All of this means that, more than ever, Rooney wants to win trophies and be successful at Manchester United.
He may be out injured at the moment, but alongside Robin Van Persie, he will be determined to score the goals that help the Red Devils win the Premier League title.
There are always bound to be headlines when it comes to Rooney, but he will be hoping they are positive ones for the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old is set to return to action in around a month’s time.