Wayne Rooney delivers subtle dig at Cristiano Ronaldo after pair’s blazing fallout following Piers Morgan interview
WAYNE ROONEY has fired a subtle dig at old teammate Cristiano Ronaldo in the midst of their ongoing feud.
The pair have been exchanging blows ever since Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo were teammates at Manchester United for over five years, before Ronaldo left to join Real Madrid.
The interview saw Ronaldo call out his former Manchester United teammate for criticising him as well as suggesting that Rooney wasn’t as good looking as him.
He said: “I don’t know why he criticises me so badly… probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing at a high level.
“I’m not going to say that I’m looking better than him. Which is true…”
The pair were once close during their time together in Manchester, but couldn’t seem further apart today.
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But it is Rooney that has now hit back after he took to social media to subtly taunt Ronaldo over his long-standing competition with Lionel Messi.
The D.C. United boss said on Twitter: “Nothing has changed”
The tweet was in reference to an old post of his back in 2012 in which he said: “Messi is a joke. For me the best ever.”
It’s not the first time the former England international has doubled down on his opinion on the Messi vs Ronaldo debate.
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Back in November he told The Times: “Everyone has different views on [Lionel] Messi and Ronaldo but I have said many times that I think Messi is the best.
“I have watched lots of videos of Diego Maradona, who was a similar player, but Messi is better.
“He has everything — the way he controls games, his dribbling, his assists — whereas Ronaldo is more of a goalscorer.”
Ronaldo is currently without a club after he and Manchester United terminated his contract via mutual agreement.
The termination came after he refused to come on the pitch during his side’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham in October.
The 37-year-old is now being linked with a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr, but had been focusing on Portugal’s World Cup campaign.
The Seleção crashed out of the competition in the quarter-finals after losing 1-0 to Morocco.
Rooney not only offers up his opinions as a pundit, but is the head coach of MLS side D.C. United.
Ronaldo found himself starting on the bench during Portugal’s last two games in the World Cup.