Rooney believes handing out transfer request was 'biggest mistake' of his life
Rooney, who was giving an interview to promote the release of his new autobiography 'My Decade In The Premier League', said he wants to see himself at United only if he completes one more decade in professional football.
Just over a week ago, Rooney was linked with a shock exit from the Theatre of Dreams, but he has set the record straight by insisting he would be happy to see out his career with the club.
"Hopefully, in ten years, I'll still be at Manchester United, that's the aim and the plan and what I want. As long as the club wants me, I'll be here," the Telegraph quoted Rooney, as saying.
"Of course, I was aware of the speculation [last week]. I'm sure if the manager thought that I'd have be the first one, he'd tell. There some things you've got to deal with but I want to be at this football club as long as possible," he added.
"Sometimes, as a player, you make bad choices and bad decisions [handing in the transfer request ] and, I think, that's what happened. Sometimes, you see yourself somewhere else and that plays on your mind and makes you say things you shouldn't have done," he said.
Rooney further said: "I spoke with the manager, David Gill [United's chief executive] and then I went home and there I was, sat there thinking, "right, what's the plan" basically. I knew I'd made a mistake and I went back in and told them I'd made a mistake. I said if I can I'd like to stay here, if that's what you want, hopefully, we can work together and be successful in the future." (ANI)