It definitely was his choice. Either that or his agents choice. Van Gaal said as much. As to why he wasn't given a chance when he returned, he wasn't good enough to push anyone out of the team as we had Rooney on form then. Also he returned from Dortmund not having played a lot so there is that reason too.Was that definitely his choice?! Plus if he was likely to push through in to our team then why hasn't he been given a chance since he returned?