Wayne Rooney is ‘baffled’ by Cristiano Ronaldo’s comments suggesting the ex-England striker is jealous of him
Wayne Rooney is said to be ‘baffled’ by Cristiano Ronaldo’s comments about him, but the Manchester United legend won’t comment publicly on the matter.
Ronaldo had an explosive interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV which generated several comments and criticisms.
In the controversial interview, Ronaldo criticized the current state of the club, as well as criticizing United manager Erik ten Hag and former teammates including Gary Neville and Rooney.
On Rooney’s criticism of his behavior this season after claiming Ronaldo’s actions were ‘unacceptable’ at times, and accused him of being an unwanted ‘distraction’ for the club and urging the Red Devils to sell the Portuguese star this summer. , Ronaldo said: “I don’t know 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.
“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. .
“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.”