Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney has finally responded to Cristiano Ronaldo’s dig at him in the Pierrs Morgan interview.
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Rooney joined the Everton youth team at the age of nine and made his professional debut for the club in 2002 at the age of 16.
He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window, where he won 16 trophies and became the only English player, alongside teammate Michael Carrick, to win the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League, and FIFA Club World Cup.
He played at UEFA Euro 2004 and scored four goals, briefly becoming the youngest goalscorer in the history of the European Championship.
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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been grabbing headlines after he gave an explosive interview to British journalist Piers Morgan, where he criticised the club owners, manager Erik ten Hag and was also critical of how he has been treated off late.
It is no secret that Ronaldo wants to leave the club, and he has very rarely started in Premier League matches this season.
Former Red Devils star Wayne Rooney had criticised Ronaldo at first, over his form and attitude, even suggesting that he should be sold.
Ronaldo hit back at Rooney, saying he does not understand why the former England star needs to say these things. He also hinted that Rooney might be a little jealous of him.
Now, speaking to CNN, Rooney has reacted to the interview given by Ronaldo.
“He’s a fantastic player. As I have said before, him and Messi are probably the two best players to play the game. It’s not criticism, what I’ve said is age comes to all of us, Cristiano is finding it hard to deal with that,” said Rooney.
“He’s done a interview and it’s gone global. It’s strange some of the comments but I’m sure Manchester United will deal with it once they see the full interview and take whatever action they need to take,” he stated further.
Ronaldo will next be seen in action while playing for Portugal in the FIFA World Cup.
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Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney has finally responded to Cristiano Ronaldo’s dig at him in the Pierrs Morgan interview. Rooney has claimed that Ronaldo is not dealing very well with the fact that he is not young anymore.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not dealing well with the fact that he is 37, former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has said. Rooney reacted to the comments made about him by his former teammate Ronaldo, who said that Rooney was jealous.
Speaking to British journalist Piers Morgan, Ronaldo made a series of accusations on the club and the manager and called out several former players who had criticised him in recent times over his form and attitude.
Wayne Rooney, who currently coaches in the United States of America had been critical of Ronaldo over his tantrums in and around the pitch.
The Portuguese superstar took Rooney up on his comments and said that he did not why Rooney was jealous.
Ronaldo along with Piers Morgan, mocked Rooney over his age – 37 – and joked that Rooney was jealous of Ronaldo because they did not look the same despite being of the same age.
The duo of Ronaldo and Morgan chuckled amongst each other about the fact that Rooney had retired from international football and Ronaldo was still playing in one of the top leagues in the world.
Reacting to the same, Rooney told CNN that Ronaldo was not taking well to the fact that he was 37 and not the centre figure at Manchester United.
“He’s a fantastic player. Him and Messi are probably the two best players to play the game. It’s not criticism, what I’ve said is age comes to all of us, Cristiano is finding it hard to deal with that,” Wayne Rooney said.
As of 2022, Wayne Rooney is 37 years old.