Cardiff City striker doesn't regret leaving Old Trafford

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Cardiff City striker Fraizer Campbell reflects fondly on his time at Manchester United, and insists he has no regrets over his decision to leave Old Trafford, reports Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old will come up against his former club, when the reigning Premier League champions travel to Wales, to take on Malky Mackay's Bluebirds side this coming Sunday.

Having spent 12 years at Manchester Untied, Campbell admits it was a wrench to leave his boyhood club in 2009, but revealed that his desire to play regular first-team football was the main motivation behind his eventual transfer to Sunderland.

With the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez ahead of him in the Red Devils pecking order, Campbell knew that his opportunities were going to be limited.

"It was difficult to leave United. I'd been there since I was 10," he told the Daily Star Sunday. "But I wanted to be playing. I have no regrets, though, because you have to be realistic.

"Ruud van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney were in front of me. Then they brought in Carlos Tevez. I had to be worth £25million to be playing in that team!

"I had a great time there. I didn't play many games but it was nice to be part of the club."

After falling out of favour at the Stadium of Light, Campbell joined Cardiff in January 2013, and played an instrumental role in helping his new club achieve promotion to the Premier League, which will enable him to turn out against his old employers, Manchester United, next weekend.

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