Wayne Rooney has shockingly revealed his true feelings for a number of his former Manchester United teammates, revealing that Cristiano Ronaldo can be ‘so f***ing annoying.’
Rooney delivered his assessment on Old Trafford players past and present at an exclusive black-tie dinner event in Manchester on Saturday night, with Rio Ferdinand and Carlos Tevez among those mentioned.
Rooney also took a cheeky swipe at the play-acting from Ronaldo which saw him red-carded in 2006, adding: ‘He likes diving.’
He went on to say: ‘I had no issue with Cristiano whatsoever. I spoke to him in the tunnel. I said, “I have no issue with you getting me sent off” because I’d spent the first half trying to get him booked for diving.
‘I am English, he is Portuguese. When we are playing I do not give a f*** about him. He is not my mate. But when we have finished, we are mates again.’
Ferdinand, one of the stalwarts in the great United teams Rooney also featured in across the years, was also thrust into the firing line at the recent event.
‘Rio is a top player, but he is just arrogant,’ Rooney told onlookers.
‘You get paid a lot of money at Man United to kick the ball into the net, so just do it.
‘I said: “Do your job, and give me the ball, give Ronaldo the ball. Stop standing there messing about.” Rio is a top lad but he sometimes did forget he was a defender.’
Manchester United veteran Wayne Rooney has pushed former teammate Marcus Rashford to concentrate on becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer.
Since making his debut in 2015, the 24-year-old has scored 93 goals in 297 appearances for the Red Devils, but he has grown increasingly disillusioned at Old Trafford.
Rooney, on the other hand, wants the England forward to stay at Manchester United and focus on breaking his all-time goal-scoring record of 253.
‘What I’m hoping for is that Marcus Rashford gets his head out of his a*** and breaks that record.’ He’s a lad from Manchester.’
Rashford has fallen out of favor at Old Trafford in recent months, starting only three league games since the turn of the year.
Future Manchester United manager?
Wayne Rooney has stated that he will do all in his power to one day manage Manchester United.
Rooney, 36, turned down an interview with his old club Everton earlier this season.
“The only reason I’m going into management is Manchester United,” he said. “I was offered a job interview with Everton.” I want to be the manager of Manchester United. I know I’m not ready right now, but I have to prepare everything I do to ensure that it happens one day.”
During his 13-year tenure at United, Rooney won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and a Champions League, among other honors.
He set a club record with 253 goals in 559 games.