'I hated every second of Manchester United career'

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'I hated every second of Manchester United career'
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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has opened up on why he "hated every second" of his time playing for the club.

The 40-year-old joined United in 2005 from Stoke City, and spent five years at Old Trafford.

He made 12 Premier League appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson, and was a regular in cup competitions after two separate loan spells with Watford.

However, the eight-cap England international, who retired from professional football last year, was far from happy during his time with the Red Devils.

In an eye-opening interview with talkSPORT, Foster described how he developed impostor syndrome whilst with United.

It was at a time in my life, mid-20s, I look back at that person who played for United then, and it's not me.

I was so wet behind the ears, I didn't understand how anything worked in life, really. But I did [feel imposter syndrome].

I hated every second of it. I didn't enjoy it. I was nervous, I was petrified of making a mistake, petrified of what the outside world would say about it.

That's a bad way to go about it. When you go into games thinking the worst, or fearing the worst, you're off to a bad start straight away.

I'd look around at some of these big names behind me and think, "How have I got here? How have I got here?"

Whilst his time at United was limited due to being a backup, Foster did contribute to the team's success by winning two trophies - the 2009 League Cup and the 2010 League Cup.

He played a key role in the 2009 League Cup final, saving a penalty in the shootout against Tottenham Hotspur.

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