Wayne Rooney reveals ‘embarrassment’ at end to Manchester United career

Wayne Rooney reveals ‘embarrassment’ at end to Manchester United career

Wayne Rooney reveals ‘embarrassment’ at end to Manchester United career

Former Manchester United captain and all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney admits he was embarrassed by the way his career came to a close at Old Trafford.

After 13 seasons with 559 appearances and 253 goals, Rooney left United at the end of the 2016/17 campaign to spend a season with boyhood club Everton, before ending up in his current destination with DC United.

The 33-year-old won the League Cup and Europa League in his final season with the Red Devils, but clearly doesn’t look back on the campaign with much fondness.

“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 United.

“In the Southampton game, [manager Jose] 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. What was I doing? I need to move on and go somewhere else.”