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Wayne Rooney: As long as this club wants me, I’ll be here

Wayne Rooney has revealed he wants to spend the rest of his career at Manchester United – despite asking to leave the club two years ago.

The striker rocked Old Trafford in October 2010 when he announced the squad was no longer good enough to match his ambitions and vowed to quit the club.

He now admits, however, that was a huge mistake and insists he has no intention of playing his football anywhere else.

Rooney told Keys & Gray on Talk Sport: “Sometimes as a player you make a bad decision, and that’s what happened. You see yourself somewhere else and that can play on your mind and make you do or say things you shouldn’t have done.

“I knew quickly I’d made a mistake. I went back and spoke to David Gill and the manager and told them that.

“I told them I wanted to stay and be successful in the future.

“Hopefully in ten years’ time I’ll still be at Manchester United. That’s the aim, the plan and what I want to do. As long as this club wants me, I’ll be here.”

There was renewed speculation at the start of this season that Sir Alex Ferguson was considering offloading Rooney following the summer signings of Robin Van Persie and Shinji Kagawa.

But the player himself is adamant there was no truth in those rumours.

He added: “I saw the speculation a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t take much notice of it. If the manager didn’t want me around, I’d be the first one he’d tell. But if I’m wanted here, I’ll be here as long as possible.”

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