Rooney responds to Ronaldo's 'rat' remarks

Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Wayne Rooney (R)
Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Wayne Rooney (R)

Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has responded to Cristiano Ronaldo, who appeared to imply that his former teammate was a rat.

Ronaldo joined Piers Morgan for an exclusive interview, where he discussed a number of issues, which included the criticism from former teammates and pundits.

When Morgan brought up Rooney's criticism, Ronaldo said, "Well, not only him, imagine the rest of the rats that criticise me too."

Read: Official: Man Utd respond to Ronaldo's full interview

Rooney responded to his former teammates' remarks after accepting the Player Career Award at the 2022 Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Thursday night.

"Cristiano Ronaldo's a fantastic player and, as I've said before, he and Messi are the two best players probably to play the game," Rooney told CNN. 

"And, again, it's not a criticism. What I've said is age comes to all of us, and Cristiano is obviously feeling now that he's finally had to deal with that.

"Obviously, he's done an interview, and it's gone global, and it's strange, some of the comments are strange.

"But I'm sure Manchester United will deal with it once they've seen the full interview, and they will take whatever action they need to take."

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