He was, and still is, a life-long fan of Manchester United but Robbie Brady insists moving clubs was the best decision for him despite United being ‘home’ for so long.
Speaking to Aidan Fitzmaurice of the Evening Herald, 21 year old Brady was adamant the move would better him in the future rather than now.
“It’s disappointing to leave the club. I have been a United fan all my life, I always will be. They were great to me but it was the right time to leave,” Brady told the Evening Herald.
“It is hard to leave a club like United and at times you do think, at the back of your mind ‘what if?’ But I know I made the right call as I have joined a very good club which, hopefully, will be in the Premier League next season.”
Brady is in line to earn his fifth cap against Poland tonight and views securing first-team football as the basis behind his continued recall to the Irish set-up.
“I wanted to go on and do well at United, but this season I realised that I needed to be playing week in, week out, especially with the international team in the background for me.”
“I know it’s hard to keep up when you set a high standard,” says Brady. “You have ups and downs in your game and your career all the time. I don’t think I have reached my full potential when it comes to the Ireland games. I think I have done okay in the four games I’ve played, but I can do better.”
On Ireland’s up coming fixtures the Baldoyle man admits one eye is firmly on selection for the Sweden game but a result against the Poles tonight is important.
“It’s important for the team to get a result but you have to look at it as preparation for yourself as well.
“We know that if we do well tomorrow we’ll have a chance of starting in the next World Cup game in Sweden.