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ENGLAND/ MANCHESTER UTD, Rooney voices regret at submitting transfer request

07.09.2012 12.02 by TM W  read 1578
Source: Sky Sport
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says submitting a transfer request at Old Trafford two years ago was the biggest mistake of his career.

Rooney issued a statement in September 2010 in which he questioned the Red Devils' ability to attract top players and indicated he wanted to leave because the club could not match his ambitions.

Two days later, though, the England international performed a dramatic U-turn and signed a new five-year contract at Old Trafford.
Regret

He looks back on the whole affair now with a sense of regret.

In his latest autobiography, which is being serialised by the Daily Mirror, he recalls: "In September 2010 my ankle puts me on the sidelines.

"I get frustrated with myself, my game, my injury, and everything around me.

"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?

"Everyone makes a fuss. There are discussions inside United to sort out the issue, people outside United chuck their opinions around, but the thing is, nobody really knows what's going on in my life.

"None of them understand where I am in my career. They don't know where my head's at.

"The only person who really knows what's going on in there is me, but even I'm not sure what I want."

Wrong

He added of the involvement of United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in his decision to stay: "Then the manager has his say. 'Sometimes you look in a field and you see a cow and you think it's a better cow than the one you have in your own field. And it never really works that way'.

"He's saying the grass isn't always greener, and he's right.

"I like what's in my field. I'm wrong. United want the same as me: trophies, success, to be the best."

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