Wayne Rooney says he misses Manchester United and wishes he could have seen out his career at Old Trafford. The 33-year-old is back in England and is set to make a final appearance for England in a friendly against the United States tonight, and has been quizzed about his time with the Reds.
Rooney won five Premier League titles during his time at United – as well as the Champions League, Europa League, the FA Cup and three League Cups.
He is also the club’s all-time leading goalscorer having made 559 appearances for the Red Devils between 2004 and 2017.
He fell down the pecking order at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho, starting seven of the final 19 Premier League games of the season – returning to boyhood club Everton before a move to Major League Soccer side DC United followed this summer.
“Of course you miss it,” he told MUTV of his time in Manchester. “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.”