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Rooney: I Felt Embarrassed Under Mourinho At Times

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has revealed that he sometimes felt embarrassed under Jose Mourinho at the Red Devils, which eventually led to his exit from the club last year.

Rooney: Why I Left Man Utd

Rooney played his last match for the England national team on Thursday night, in a 3-0 friendly win over the USA at Wembley.

Speaking after the game, the 33-year-old admitted that he felt self-conscious about his lack of first-team football under Mourinho in his last season at United, a feeling that subsequently resulted in his return to Everton.

"There are times when you doubt yourself as a player; you think: 'Am I good enough?'" Rooney told Sky Sports.

"The time Jose Mourinho left me out of the Manchester United team. There are moments when you do doubt yourself. I believe I was good enough to get back in the team, but I never really got that opportunity.

"I came on for one minute in the Europa League final, I was about to come on against Southampton in the League Cup final, and in those moments, it was embarrassing.

"It was getting to a point where I was embarrassed. I thought: 'I can't keep doing this,' as hard as it was to leave Man United.

"In the Southampton game, Mourinho came to me and said: 'I want you to lift the trophy.'

"I was like: 'Well, I didn't even play in the game.'

"He was persistent with it, and I literally lifted it and moved it on! I just knew... what was I doing? I need to move on and go somewhere else."

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Rooney was superb in his debut campaign for DC United, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further six strikes in 21 games.

Do you think Rooney was treated unfairly under Mourinho? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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