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Rooney And Ronaldo’s Sons Set To Become Teammates At United Academy

James Aldred


Rooney And Ronaldo’s Sons Set To Become Teammates At United Academy

The sons of Manchester United legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney are set to continue their fathers' legacies at Old Trafford as part of the club's academy.

Following Ronaldo's return to the Premier League earlier this week, the Portuguese superstar's son will continue his first steps as a footballer alongside Kai Rooney, aged 11.

Rooney Ronaldo
Rooney Ronaldo

The latter's career began a year before Cristiano Jr's and has already shown signs of promise, with the youngster recently netting a stunning hat-trick against Stoke City.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Jr has been making an impression at Juventus' academy, where he has played his football since 2018.

The youngsters have the perfect role models to learn from if they want to enjoy a successful career with The Red Devils. Their fathers played 206 times together at United, winning three Premier League titles and the Champions League on a famous night in Moscow, 2008.

Rooney Ronaldo
Rooney Ronaldo

Rooney, who currently occupies the dugout at Derby County, is delighted to see his former teammate back in United colours again.

"Cristiano is still one of the best players in the world," he told the press, as quoted by talkSPORT. "He's won titles everywhere he's been so he's going to be huge."

He still wants to be the best and I'm sure he'll have a big impact on them this season."

When asked about what he thinks Ronaldo can bring to Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side, Rooney expects to see silverware, something that he says the United boss must get his hands on sooner rather than later.

"Ole (Gunnar Solskjær) will certainly know that he's in a position now where he needs to start winning these big titles with the big players they've brought in," Rooney continued.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"For their development, to get back to the next step now is to start winning titles."

Ronaldo's return has excited all in the Premier League, including his United teammates, with goalkeeper Lee Grant admitting the 'excitement is palpable' in the dressing room.

He's in line for his second debut for the club after the international break, when Newcastle United travel to Manchester.

Topics: Manchester United, Ronaldo, Premier League

James Aldred
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