On Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Rooney analyzed Ronaldo’s impact at United, claiming that his return to Old Trafford has been a failure.

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In addition, the Derby manager recommended his previous club to rethink their strategy and play with young, eager players instead of Ronaldo.

When Rooney posted a snapshot from MNF on Instagram, Ronaldo replied, “Two jealous” with an eyes emoji.

It’s probable that CR7’s remark was made in jest, with the intent of making fun of his pal.

Rooney was questioned if Ronaldo’s signing had worked out for United. He said: “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.

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“But I think if you look to the future of the club you would have to go with younger, hungry players to do the best to lift Manchester United over these next two, three years.

“And 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 I think the rest of the game they need more, they need young, hungry players.”

However, it appears that a large number of supporters prefer Ronaldo than Rooney, with the forward’s Instagram reply receiving 60,000 likes.

Since his return, the Portuguese has scored 18 goals, including crucial victories to help United advance to the Champions League knockout rounds.

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In a crucial game in the fight to finish in the top four this season, he also scored a superb hat-trick against Tottenham last month.

In fact, when Ronaldo isn’t available, the Red Devils haven’t won a single league game this season.

Meanwhile, Rooney left United at the age of 32, and despite being the club’s all-time leading scorer, he has been eclipsed by Ronaldo.

During his time at Old Trafford, the former striker was one of the most talented players of his generation, and there was little between him and Ronaldo.

Ronaldo, on the other hand, continued to excel at Real Madrid, scoring 450 goals and winning the Champions League four times as well as the Ballon d’Or five times.

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Despite their differences and a squabble about Ronaldo’s wink after Rooney was sent off against Portugal in the 2006 World Cup, they got along swimmingly in Manchester.

Rooney stated that he and Ronaldo would frequently pull practical jokes on teammates and Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, the 36-year-old recently revealed that the Portuguese may be annoying at times.

He said jokingly: “Cristiano was so good and so f***ing annoying at the same time. He is probably not as good now but he is probably just as annoying.”


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