Leaving Manchester United was my lowest point – Drinkwater

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has admitted that leaving Manchester United was the lowest point of his career.

The 26-year-old graduated from United’s youth academy but failed to break through to the first team at Old Trafford before eventually joining the Foxes in 2012 in search of regular first-team football.

When asked about what has been the biggest negative point in his career, he said: “I’m down after every loss, to be honest, but, yes, probably leaving United was the lowest.

“I support them, it was my childhood club and I’d played reserve team football for quite a few years. I’d had two years of loan moves and I didn’t really want to go back into the reserves.

“I wanted to play first team. I was out on loan at Barnsley when United accepted an offer for me from Leicester and that was it really.

“I just had to concentrate on my new club. It was a low but look what has come of it.”

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