Wayne Rooney has conceded that this season has been the worst of his career. Before telling the club he wanted to leave, he struggled for form, and since signing a massive new contract, hasn’t been an awful lot better.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as he did score a cracking winner against City and only one player (Nani) has assisted more goal than Rooney in the league this season.

“I have to say it’s been a difficult season for me – probably the worst I’ve ever had,” said Rooney. “That week when I asked for a transfer was something I wouldn’t want to go through ever again, but I feel I made the right decision to stay because this club is always going to be challenging for trophies. I picked up a few niggles as well and missed a few games, so I didn’t really feel like I was playing a part. The good thing is that I feel fresh at a time when most players are picking up injuries or feeling jaded. I really want to kick on from here and have a big impact on the most important matches of the season.”

Well, it’s lovely to hear that Rooney doesn’t regret deciding to change his mind and stay at Manchester United. I do wonder whether the club regrets agreeing to pay £180k-a-week for a striker who so rarely scores.