Wayne Rooney Admits Handing Transfer Request Was Biggest Mistake Of His Career

Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney has released his latest Autobiography "My Story So Far". The England International seems to be much more honest with his thoughts than most athletes even discussing his indiscretions at a brothel.

Rooney went on to admit that handing in a transfer request two years ago was the biggest mistake of his career. In October 2010, Rooney went public with United's lack of ability to bring in top players and indicated he wanted to leave because the club could not match his ambitions.

The England International did attract a lot of top clubs in the world including City Rival Manchester City and Spanish Champions Real Madrid. However, Rooney signed a new five-year deal with United two days later. The player considers the whole incident as a mistake and looks back with a sense of regret.

"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" Rooney went on to say his latest Autobiography.

"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"

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

"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"