Wayne Rooney, Manchester United legend, has made known, the greatest regret of his over-a-decade stay with the English club.
According to the Englishman, his failure to retire with the Red Devils was his greatest regret.
TheEcho recalls that Rooney spent 14 trophy-laden years with the English giants.
He was the all-time goal scorer of the club when he left to re-join his childhood side, Everton.
Explaining that he had hoped to hang his boot at Manchester United, he lamented that his lack of playing time under Jose Mourinho forced him out of the club.
Reflecting on his time at Old Trafford, Rooney explained that “It was the highlight of my career, playing for Man United and I was there for so long. But it was the right time.
“I wasn’t playing, first of all. I have always been a player who wants to play. Obviously, I spoke to the manager and it didn’t look like I was going to play, so it was the right decision and the right time for me to go.
“Obviously, you wish, the ideal situation was staying there and finishing your career there, but football changes. Different things happen and things happen for a reason.
“I left with great memories. I had a new opportunity to go and play in the States.
“I had a great time at United, though, and again I am looking forward to going back and seeing a few of my team-mates, and a few friends from the staff who I have made along the way.”