Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has explained why he quit the Red Devils under Jose Mourinho.
Rooney opened up in an interview with a former teammate Gary Neville and also aimed a sly dig at Mourinho.
He said: “But then, of course, there are times when you doubt yourself as a player and think: “Am I good enough?” The time Jose Mourinho left me out of the Manchester United team.
There are moments when you do doubt yourself, I believe I was good enough to get back in the team, but I never really got that opportunity.
I came on for one minute in the Europa League final, I was about to come on against Southampton in the League Cup final, and in those moments it was embarrassing.
“It was getting to a point where I was embarrassed, I thought: “I can’t keep doing this,” as hard as it was to leave Man Utd. In the Southampton game, Mourinho came to me and said: “I want you to lift the trophy.” I was like: “Well, I didn’t even play in the game.”
He was persistent with it, and I literally lifted it and moved it on! I just knew… “What was I doing? I need to move on and go somewhere else…”
Rooney has been spectacular with DC United in the Major League Soccer in the USA this season.