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Cristiano Ronaldo Ruthlessly Fires Back At 'Jealous' Wayne Rooney After MNF Criticism

Nasir Jabbar

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Cristiano Ronaldo Ruthlessly Fires Back At 'Jealous' Wayne Rooney After MNF Criticism

​Cristiano Ronaldo has fired back at Wayne Rooney after his former Manchester United teammate questioned whether his return has worked out for the club. 

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Rooney was a special guest on 'Monday Night Football' and touched on a number of topics regarding his old side.

He spoke about his preferred managerial choice and named the players the club should build around for the future. 

The 36-year-old also claimed that Ronaldo's transfer to Man United hasn't quite worked out, insisting they need 'young hungry players'. 

Asked if the Ronaldo transfer has been a success, Rooney replied: "You’d have to say no at the minute.

"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."

Image: PA
Image: PA

The Man United legend added: "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."

Well, Rooney's damning assessment hasn't gone down well with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

He hit out at the former England international, branding him 'jealous'.

Replying to Rooney's social media post about his appearance on MNF, Ronaldo wrote: "Two jealous," accompanied with the eye emoji. 

Image: Instagram
Image: Instagram

​Ronaldo has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season since returning to Old Trafford. 

But the Red Devils will go another campaign without a trophy as their charge for Champions League qualification appears to be fading. 

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Topics: Manchester United, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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