Wayne Rooney has revealed he misses playing for Manchester United, but insists he ended up leaving the club at the right time.
Rooney, who is back in the England squad - at St George’s Park - for one last time in a friendly against USA at Wembley, is looking forward to watching a game at Old Trafford.
However, United’s all-time leading scorer told MUTV: “Of course you miss it. 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 (Jose Mourinho) 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.”
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.