Cristiano Ronaldo hits back at ‘jealous’ Wayne Rooney over Manchester United criticism

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The 36 year old former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney was on Monday Night Football this week and he was heavily critical of his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo joining the Red Devils from Juventus last summer.

Rooney said:

“I think he’s scored goals, he’s scored important goals in the Champions League early on in the season, he scored the hat-trick against Tottenham, but I think if you’re looking to the future of the club, you have to go with younger, hungry players to do the best and lift Manchester United over these next two or three years.”

“Obviously, Cristiano is getting on a bit, he certainly isn’t the player he was when he was in his 20s, and that happens, that’s football. He’s a goal threat but the rest of the game they need more, they need young hungry players.”

The former Real Madrid player and five time Champions League winner was watching and clearly wasn’t too impressed…

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