Tate still remembers walking out on Manchester United.
But the Swansea centre back, 29, has no regrets.
"I knocked on Sir Alex Ferguson's door and asked him 'what does my future hold'? I'd just come back from being on loan at Swansea and he said he would offer me a year's contract," said Tate, who came through United's youth system.
"But he said I might only get games in the Carling Cup, so I didn't take the easy option - I'm proud of what I have achieved."