Wayne Rooney Responds to Ronaldo’s ‘jealous’ accusation, admitting everyone but Messi envies Ronaldo

Starlyon King
By Starlyon King
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  • Wayne Rooney in an interview claimed Ronaldo’s return has not benefitted Manchester United
  • Ronaldo replied to Rooney’s post on Instagram, calling him ‘jealous’
  • Wayne Rooney Responds to Ronaldo’s ‘jealous’ accusation with a cheeky laugh, admitting everyone but Messi envies Ronaldo

Former England and Manchester United Legend Wayne Rooney has laughed off Cristiano Ronaldo’s suggestion that the former England striker is jealous of the Man United star.

Wayne Rooney on a Monday Night Show on Sky Sports claimed his former teammate has not worked out for Manchester United despite Ronaldo being United’s top scorer this season.

Ronaldo hit back at Wayne Rooney by Commenting “Jealous” on Rooney’s Instagram post, which suggests his former teammate Rooney is jealous of him.

What was Rooney’s Response?

While speaking at a press conference ahead of Derby County’s next game against Swansea away from home, Rooney was asked about his thoughts on Ronaldo’s comment labeling him “Jealous”

Rooney reacted by saying:

“I saw that this morning.

I’d say there’s probably not a footballer on the planet who isn’t jealous of Cristiano.

“The career he’s had, the trophies he’s won, the money he’s earned… his six pack! Every player except Lionel Messi is jealous of Cristiano.”

Wayne Rooney

How’s Ronaldo’s performance this season?

Cristiano Ronaldo despite being 37 years old is the club’s highest goal scorer this season.
Ronaldo has scored 12 goals along with three assists in 24 Premier League appearances for United.

The Portuguese have six goals in seven games in the Champions League before their elimination from the Champions in the round of 16.

What next?

Manchester United sits three points behind Tottenham, who occupies the last spot that guarantees entry to the UEFA Champions League group stage.
United takes on relegated threatened Everton, and they will be looking to get all three points away from the hole to push their aspirations of a Champions League spot.

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