"[At United] there was varying amount of games I played, whether through injury or having to fight my way in against top players. I was very grateful for that experience and being a part of a team that was winning things. And I felt like I contributed a lot. I'm very proud of all those trophies," he told the Daily Mail.
"But, on the other hand, you had players in your team like Ryan Giggs who probably had 12, 13 Premier League titles. So, you never felt like you could get carried away by winning a couple.
"You were surrounded by people who had won quadruple the number of trophies that you had won, so you kind of always felt insignificant."
His medals aren't even on display.
"I've got them in the house but I don't have them hanging up or anything. Maybe that is something in the future, which I'll probably do when I retire. Something to show the kids.
"Once you start getting your medals out and looking at them, or maybe looking at the past, that's the time you know it might be the end.
"Sub-consciously you probably put it off and don't think about it too much and try not to look back as there is so much going on in your life and in football at this moment."