Rooney reveals reason why he opted to leave United for Everton
- Wayne wanted to be given more time on the pitch
- The newly minted D.C. United striker says the decision to leave Everton was made because of the club's stance
“I don’t think it’s a chip on my shoulder, I think it’s a determination to win and to play.
“Obviously at Manchester United, that wasn’t happening as much as I would have liked, and I quite easily could have stayed there with two years left on my contract and picked up the wages and been happy with that, and that’s it.
“But I wanted to play, went back to Everton and had a year there, then as I’ve said before, Everton made it clear towards the end of the season that they’d be happy for me to leave.”
“For whatever reason, I still don't know. I felt I was doing OK, I was top goal scorer [despite] playing most of the season from midfield, so ..." Rooney said, trailing off.
“But that's football. And that gave me a decision to make, and I made this decision.”