The only time Darron Gibson’s name was sung at Old Trafford was when he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over City… for Everton.
At the weekend, he will play against the team he played for since he was a teenager and feels as though he has a point to prove.
“I am just enjoying it and I’m in a better mood now, I know that,” he said. “It is nice to know you’re in with a more-than-likely chance of playing every week, rather than not. It’s surprised me how well it’s gone because I wasn’t sure. This was the first club I have moved to – I was at United since I was 15. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’m really enjoying my football. It is a great club. As a footballer you want to play and when it came down to it, I wasn’t playing as much as I would have liked. That meant I had to move. Some people would say I failed at United and towards the end, I wasn’t playing my best. So I’ve come here to start showing people how good a player I am. I wouldn’t say I failed I’d say I never got the chance I wanted.”
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