Wayne Rooney reacts to what Cristiano Ronaldo’s said about him in interview with Piers Morgan

Wayne Rooney reacts to what Cristiano Ronaldo's said about him in interview with Piers Morgan

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is reportedly bemused by Cristiano Ronaldo’s comments about him in the interview with Piers Morgan.

Rooney has been one of Ronaldo’s critics since the Portuguese forward returned to Man United last season.

The Manchester United legend has regularly urged the club to offload Ronaldo because the 37-year-old isn’t the force he once was during his prime years at the Theatre of Dreams and Real Madrid.

Rooney recently told said on talkSPORT that Cristiano Ronaldo is a distraction that Manchester United don’t need.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner hit back at his former teammate, stating that Rooney’s criticism of him may be down to jealousy.

Ronaldo is currently playing at a high level whilst at 37 while Rooney retired at the age of 35 after a short spell at Derby County.

Speaking to Piers Morgan about Rooney’s criticism, Ronaldo said: “I don’t know why he [Rooney] criticises me so badly… probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing at high level.

“I’m not going to say that I’m looking better than him. Which is true…”

The former Manchester United and Everton forward has reportedly reacted to Ronaldo’s comments.

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According to Rob Dorsett, Sky Sports journalist: “Wayne Rooney is bemused by Cristiano Ronaldo’s criticism of him. Rooney has always maintained Ronaldo is one of the world’s two best players, but at his age and at a club the size of Manchester United he has to accept the situation and not expect to play every minute.

“Wayne Rooney will not publicly speak on the Cristiano Ronaldo situation and has no animosity towards him.”

Cristiano Ronaldo also said that he has no respect for Erik ten Hag because the Manchester United boss has no respect for him.

The Portuguese star would go on to call out the Glazers family for running Manchester United as a marketing club, a claim that massively gone down too well amongst Man United fans.