England striker Wayne Rooney apologized to fans Friday for the way his contract dispute with Manchester United played out in October.
"We've seen many players leave the club and not do so well, so I am delighted I have stayed," he said on the team's website. "I apologize (to the fans) for my side of things."
Rooney said in October he wanted to leave the English Premier League team after complaining it lacked ambition, something manager Alex Ferguson said left him "shocked and disappointed."
The star's original deal was due to run out at the end of next season, and his agent had told United in the summer that Rooney wanted to leave the club he joined from Everton in 2004. He was linked with a January transfer window move to arch-rivals Manchester City.