Rooney hit back: everyone will be jealous of Cristiano ronaldo except Messi

2022-06-06 0 By

The ongoing war of words between Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been echoed by Rooney in an interview after Ronaldo called him a “jealous man”. Ronaldo returned to United in a high-profile summer move after retiring from Juventus last summer.It ensured the striker returned to United 11 years after leaving Old Trafford and became the club’s top scorer with 18 goals in 32 games this season.Ronaldo has produced some astonishing feats of heroism, notably in the Group stages of the Champions League – he scored six goals in five games – but he is now 37 and has endured an inevitable decline.While Rooney admitted ronaldo had contributed “important goals” this season, he insisted United were better off relying on “young, hungry players”.Rooney stressed the need for his young team-mates to “bring energy”, adding: “I think they have good young players.I think Sancho will be better next year, rashford will be better next year.They have good young players and I think Lingard should play for them because he brings energy, he brings quality.”McTominay is doing a great job, so they have some good young players.They just need to get that confidence and make them believe they are good players and perform at a better level, and then obviously whoever the new manager is he’s going to take his players and try to rebuild the team.”Ronaldo appeared to take issue with Rooney’s comments and joined Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher and presenter David Jones in hitting back at his former team-mate’s Instagram post on Monday night football: “Two jealous people.”The comments appeared to be a lighthearted dig at Rooney, who said United would be better off without the Portuguese forward next season.Derby County manager Wayne Rooney answered questions about the comments at a press conference on Thursday: “I saw it this morning!I would probably say there is not a footballer on the planet who is not jealous of Cristiano Ronaldo!The career he’s had, the trophies he’s won, the money he’s made…And his body.I think every player except Messi is jealous of Ronaldo!”