Even if he didn't play another game for the Red Devils, he would have no regrets about the journey.
"I understand you cannot be given guarantees in football," he told the Manchester Evening News.
"As last season drew to an end I was 50-50 about what the manager would say when he called me in.
"If it had gone the other way I wouldn't have been upset. I am proud to have been involved with such a great club. But secretly when he said he wanted me to stay my fist was clenched under the table.
"We are all men about it. If I didn't play at all during the season I would sit down with the manager and have another chat.
"But last summer he was keen to keep me and that was enough."