Wayne Rooney takes ANOTHER swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo by picking Lionel Messi ahead of his former Man United teammate in a TV game of ‘play, bench, drop’… as he names Harry Kane among the substitutes
- Rooney was asked who he would ‘play, bench, drop’ from a star-studded line-up
- He said Messi would have to play, while quickly stating that he would bench Kane
- Rooney decided to drop Ronaldo because of his struggles at United this season
Rooney said Argentina talisman Messi would ‘have’ to play, while quickly stating that he would bench England captain Kane.
Wayne Rooney (above) has been involved in an ongoing spat with Cristiano Ronaldo
Rooney responded to criticism from Ronaldo in his explosive interview with Piers Morgan
Rooney then claimed that he would drop his former strike partner Ronaldo, but only because the Portugal star has not been featuring regularly for Erik ten Hag’s side this season.
It comes after Rooney responded to Ronaldo ‘s ‘rat’ jibe by describing his former Manchester United strike partner’s comments as ‘strange’ and appearing to back the club sacking him.
During his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo took aim at Rooney’s criticism of him in the media, suggesting there was ‘jealousy’ because he was better looking and still playing.
The pair played alongside one another in highly successful Manchester United sides
The ‘rat’ insult came after Morgan said he was trying to figure out how Rooney could dislike Ronaldo even more. He asked: ‘More pounds in the bank or more Instagram followers?’
Laughing, Ronaldo replied: ‘That’s a good question! Probably similar!’
Morgan said: ‘I’m just trying to work out how Wayne Rooney could hate you even more.’
Ronaldo answered: ‘Not only him, imagine the rest of the rats they are going to criticise me too, but it is good to still be the No 1.’
The 37-year-old also said of Rooney, also 37, in the interview: ‘Probably [it’s jealousy]….