Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo deals with Wayne Rooney

Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to criticism of his decision to join Manchester United in the summer of 2021 by calling his former team-mate Wayne Rooney ‘jealous’, who suggested a move from the Portuguese to the English club would not fit all parts . The Red Devils’ all-time top scorer was a guest on Sky Sports while reporting on Arsenal’s defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Rooney explodes Ronaldo

The ex England captain was inevitably asked about the presence at Old Trafford of a man he played with. Wayne Rooney has claimed that Ronaldo is “getting a little older” and “not being the player he used to be.” The Portuguese has been criticized several times this season for struggling to provide the level of inspiration Manchester United require, but the 37-year-old icon remains deaf to his critics.

“Ronaldo is annoying, he likes to dive,” said Wayne Rooney

The former Man United forward, who received a nod from Ronaldo after being sent off by England against Portugal in the 2006 World Cup, told Sky Sports when asked if the return of a club legend had worked for the Red Devils:It must be said, not for the time being. I think he scored goals, he scored important goals in the Champions League at the beginning of the season. He scored the hat-trick against Tottenham.”

‘You have to choose younger, hungry players’

“But I think if you look to the future of the club, you have to choose younger, hungry players to do their best to lift Manchester United over the next two or three years. And obviously Cristiano is getting a little older. Not anymore. the player he was when he was in his twenties and that happens that is football he is a threat to goals but i think for the rest of the game they need more they need hungry young playersWayne Rooney added.

“YeahI think they have good young players. I think Jadon Sancho will be better next year, I think Marcus Rashford will be better next year. They have good young players, I think Jesse Lingard should play for them because he brings energy, he brings quality. Scott McTominay has worked well so they have some good young players. They just have to get that confidence, make them believe that they are good players and perform better and then whoever the new manager is, he will bring in his own players and try to rebuild that squad.”concluded the former England international.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s response

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The five-time Ballon d’Or winner responded to a message from Wayne Rooney on Instagram by saying that his former colleague, pictured with Jamie Carragher, is “jealous”. Although Cristiano Ronaldo was picked this season and there are questions about his pace of work and assumed leadership, he still scored 18 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions.

He is destined to end the 2021-22 season empty-handed as all roads to a major title have been closed for Manchester United, but a top-4 finish and Champions League qualification are still possible. The Red Devils, who were held 1-1 at home by Leicester in their last appearance when Ronaldo was ill, will return to action on Saturday with a trip to under threat from Everton from relegation.

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