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'We need players who can run' - Vincent Kompany savagely mocks Cristiano Ronaldo live on air following Man United exit

Nasir Jabbar

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'We need players who can run' - Vincent Kompany savagely mocks Cristiano Ronaldo live on air following Man United exit

Vincent Kompany couldn't resist a sly dig at Cristiano Ronaldo following his Manchester United exit, saying he WOULDN'T take him at Burnley.

Ronaldo is to leave Man United with immediate effect following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan last week.

Both parties stated that the superstar forward's departure was 'mutually agreed' in a statement released by the club.

The 37-year-old also released a statement, outlining his desire to seek a new challenge.


The news of Ronaldo's Man United departure came during the World Cup fixtures on Tuesday, with Gary Lineker asking for the thoughts of pundits Alan Shearer and Didier Drogba.

Not to mention Kompany, who aimed a ruthless swipe at the five-time Ballon d'Or winner in hilarious moment.

During the interval of France vs. Australia, Lineker asked Kompany: "Take him at Burnley?"


The Manchester City legend hilariously replied: "We need players who can run!"

The room erupted in laughter as Lineker added: "Can't even get in the Burnley team. Surely not?!"

Kompany's light-hearted joke about Ronaldo sent social media wild.

One Twitter user joked: "Vincent Kompany openly stating that Burnley wouldn’t have Cristiano Ronaldo is possibly the greatest thing I’ve ever heard."


A second tweeted: "Kompany just said he wouldn't sign Ronaldo for Burnley because 'we need players who can run' LMAO."

A third added: "Gary Linker asking Vincent Kompany if he’d take Cristiano Ronaldo at Burnley to which he replied we need players that can run. Rate it."

Another said: "Nah Kompany is mocking it about Ronaldo."



Kompany's Burnley sit at the top of the Championship and face Man United in the next round of the EFL Cup.

But, of course, the Portuguese won't be involved as he'll look for a new club following the World Cup.

Where will Ronaldo be playing his football after the World Cup? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Alamy

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Vincent Kompany, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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