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Wayne Rooney says he misses Manchester United and wanted to end his career at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney says he misses Manchester United and wanted to end his career at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney admitted that he wanted to end his career at Manchester United but thinks he ended up leaving the club "on time".

The 33-year-old is back in England to make a final international appearance against the US on Thursday, live on Sky Sports.

Rooney will be honored at Wembley with the captain's armband when he leaves the bench, wearing the # 10 shirt and receiving an honor guard from English players.

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On Wednesday, the DC United striker ruled out returning to his home country to end his club career, but told MUTV he would rather retire in Manchester.

Reflecting on his time at United, where he won five Premier League titles, Rooney said: "Of course you miss it. It was the highlight of my career, playing for Manchester United and I've been there for so long. . Time.

Rooney to make his last international appearance for England on Thursday

Rooney to make his last international appearance for England on Thursday

"I was not playing in the first place, I was always a player who wants to play. Obviously I talked to the coach and it did not look like I would play, so it was the right decision and the right time for me to go.

"Obviously, you wish, the ideal situation was to stay there and finish your career there, but football changes. Different things happen and things happen for a reason."

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Wayne Rooney admits that he may have to fight back tears when he makes his last appearance in England, but when was the last time he cried?

Wayne Rooney admits that he may have to fight back tears when he makes his last appearance in England, but when was the last time he cried?

Rooney's final appearance at United was a late replacement for the Europa League victory over Ajax – which meant he never even said goodbye to his old home.

"It would have been nice to have done this at Old Trafford," he added.

Rooney fell in the hierarchy of José Mourinho

Rooney fell in the hierarchy of José Mourinho

"But I've been there a few times and I'm going back to the Christmas period, in a game to watch them.

"I had a great opportunity to play in the United States, but I had a lot of fun at United and again I look forward to going back and seeing some of my team mates and some of the team friends I made along the way.

"The fans have been brilliant to me and it will be good to see some familiar faces when I go to a game at Christmas."

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