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Wayne Rooney ‘baffled’ by Cristiano Ronaldo comments

Wayne Rooney is ‘baffled’ by Cristiano Ronaldo’s comments suggesting the ex-England striker is jealous of him… but reveals he won’t comment publicly on the matter

  • Cristiano Ronaldo punched his former Man United team-mate Wayne Rooney
  • The Portuguese star suggested Rooney’s criticism of him was due to jealousy
  • Ex-England striker Rooney said to be baffled by Ronaldo comments
  • He won’t publicly comment on the matter and has no animosity towards Ronaldo

Wayne Rooney is said to be ‘perplexed’ by Cristiano Ronaldo’s comments about him, but the Manchester United legend has decided not to speak publicly about it.

Ronaldo has been embroiled in significant drama over the past week after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan was published on TalkTV.

In the highly controversial interview, Ronaldo criticized the current state of the club, while also heavily criticizing United manager Erik ten Hag and former teammates including Gary Neville and Rooney.

Wayne Rooney is said to be ‘baffled’ after being slammed by Cristiano Ronaldo in his now infamous TalkTV interview with Piers Morgan

Regarding Rooney’s criticism of his behavior this season, including the Portuguese star’s refusal to come on as a substitute against Tottenham and then walk through the tunnel before the final whistle, Ronaldo said: “I don’t know. not why he criticizes me so badly.

“Probably because he’s finished his career and I’m still playing at a high level”

“I’m not going to say that I look better than him. Which is true…but it’s hard to listen to this kind of criticism and negativity from people who play with you, for example, Also Gary Neville.

“People may have their own opinion, but they don’t really know what’s going on. For example, inside the training ground and Carrington or even my life.

Ronaldo hinted in the interview that Rooney is just jealous that he is still playing for a big club

Wayne Rooney recently criticized Cristiano Ronaldo for his behavior at Man United

Ronaldo hinted in the interview that Rooney is just jealous that he is still playing for a big club

Ronaldo and Rooney played for United in the 2000s but no longer seem to be on good terms

Ronaldo and Rooney played for United in the 2000s but no longer seem to be on good terms

“They also have to listen to my point of view. Because it’s easy to criticize, but if you don’t know the whole story, it’s easy.

‘They are not my friends.’

In response to Ronaldo’s words, Sky Sports News reported that Rooney would not make any public statement about it, but added that he was intrigued by his former team-mate.

Sky Sports News said: “We understand that Wayne Rooney here at Sky Sports is puzzled by the criticism Cristiano Ronaldo has leveled at him following this interview with Piers Morgan.”

“Rooney has decided he won’t make any public statement about it, but it’s understood England’s all-time top scorer has always maintained that Ronaldo is one of the two best in the world alongside Lionel Messi of course. .

Ronaldo punched his former teammate but Rooney apparently feels no animosity towards him

Ronaldo punched his former teammate but Rooney apparently feels no animosity towards him

“But he thinks Ronaldo has to accept that he is in the final stages of his career, but being at a club the size of Manchester United means respecting the situation and not expecting to play every minute of every game.”

“We at Sky Sports are told that Rooney feels no animosity towards Ronaldo.”

Rooney recently claimed Ronaldo’s actions were “unacceptable” at times and accused him of being an unwanted “distraction” for the club.

His recent criticism is not the first time he has questioned Ronaldo’s return to United.

He also urged the Red Devils to sell the Portuguese star this summer after telling the club he wanted to leave but Ronaldo ultimately failed to walk away.

Rooney and Ronaldo have a long history, dating back to 2004 when Rooney arrived at Old Trafford a year after Ronaldo moved to the English giants.

Both men were involved in an infamous incident at the 2006 World Cup when Rooney was sent off for trampling Ricardo Carvalho.

As Rooney walked off the pitch, Ronaldo was caught winking at the camera, appearing to confirm he had played a role in ensuring the England striker got his marching orders.

Upon returning to United the following season, the duo put their differences aside and struck up a killer partnership, leading the club to three consecutive league titles, plus the Champions League in 2008.

However, it looks like their relationship has now hit a new low, with Ronaldo not taking too kindly to Rooney questioning his behavior.

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