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Brady does not regret United exit

by Michelle Fortune , 05 February 2013

Robbie Brady left Manchester United to ensure he remains part of Giovanni Trapattoni's plans for the Republic of Ireland.


Brady joined Manchester United as a 16-year-old but he called time on his Old Trafford career in January, citing a desire to play regular first-team football as the reason for his departure.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a run of first-team football since making the move to Hull and his decision to leave Old Trafford behind could work in his favour with Trapattoni set to start him up front against Poland on Wednesday night.

Although he was disappointed to leave Manchester United, Brady knows he had to make the switch and he is enjoying life under Steve Bruce at Hull.

"There are a lot of players around at United. It was a busy time and I didn't want to be sitting around," Brady explained.

"I want to stay in the international set-up and that will help that. It's been brilliant so far at Hull. I'm really enjoying my football now, playing week-in, week-out at a competitive level. It was the right move."

Brady spoke with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson before making a decision on his future and he left without any regrets, thanking the Scot for all he did for him during his five years at the club.

"He said 'well done' and I'll always have the utmost respect and time for him," Brady is quoted as saying in the Irish Mirror.

"That's because of the amount of things he's done for me over the last few years. It's been brilliant.

"He's brilliant. Just being around him day-in, day-out is great. He's the greatest manager in the world, he's proven it over how many years.

"I'm a Man United fan and always will be but I'm a Hull player now and I'm looking forward to playing every week."

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