Wayne Rooney has revealed why he was thinking of leaving the Premier League Champions after becoming unhappy under Sir Alex Ferguson and disliked being played in midfield.
Rooney revealed the latest quotes to reporters as he joins up with the England national team, but insists that he is happy again under new United manager David Moyes, playing up front and scoring goals.
During the interviews, Wayne Rooney doesn’t mention Sir Alex Ferguson’s name, but you can sense from the frustrations on positioning where his anger lied.
Speaking with reporters, Rooney said:
“You can clearly see I’m playing and I’m happy in my football,
“David Moyes has come in, he’s playing me up front, and I’m enjoying it.
“I’ve had no problem playing out of position in the past, but I’m a forward and I felt I deserved the right to play in my position.
“That wasn’t happening.
“Naturally I was a bit disappointed and maybe that affected some of the games I played because last season wasn’t my best.
“Everyone at the club knew where I wanted to play. Maybe I will play in midfield when I’m a bit older if I have lost my legs a bit but I didn’t want to play there.
“I’m not saying I am going to throw my arms up in the air and not do it if we were hanging on a bit in the last 10 minutes of a game if and I got asked to drop back. But there came a point where I had to be a bit selfish for my own career.”
Currently Wayne Rooney has less than two-years left on his Manchester United contract, the England international was not altogether clear on whether his future would be at Old Trafford.
“To be honest I’ve been settled all summer, I know from the outside looking in it might not have seemed like that, but I have.
“I spoke with the people who matter at the club and we knew what we were doing. The club made that clear.
“My wife had a new child and I’ve been really happy. I’m not going to go on saying I wanted to stay or I wanted to leave.
“I just want to concentrate on my football. We’ll see what happens after that.”