Manchester United nice Wayne Rooney on Sunday took a contemporary swipe at former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo amid their ongoing spat whereas making a Lionel Messi assertion. Rooney’s assertion got here throughout a present earlier than the beginning of the 2022 FIFA World Cup opener, simply days after Ronaldo’s “rat” jibe at him.
Rooney, throughout his dialogue on the Qatar versus Ecuador opener on Sunday on Indian TV station JioCinema, was requested to play a singular ‘Play, Bench, Drop sport’. The veteran footballer was given three names – Ronaldo, Messi and Harry Kane – was requested to whom among the many three could be begin with, bench and drop.
Clarifying that the query was primarily based on the respective gamers of their present stage of the profession, Rooney, with out a lot hesitation, picked Messi because the participant would begin with. He rapidly acknowledged that he would bench the England captain and drop Ronaldo.
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“I would start Messi, bench Kane and drop Ronaldo because he stopped playing for his club,” the previous England captain stated.
Earlier final week, within the bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo had lashed out at Rooney for criticising him within the media, saying that it was out of jealousy. The “rat” jibe adopted subsequent after Morgan stated, “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.”
Speaking about Rooney’s query, he backed Kane to overhaul him as England’s prime scorer.
“He is a goal-scorer. If England goes far in this tournament, it is going to be because of Harry Kane. I hope he scores those goals because England needs them if they have to win,” stated Rooney, including it is going to be a troublesome contest in opposition to Iran however predicted a 1-0 win for England.
“I hope he does, but I do not think it will be tomorrow (Monday),” stated Rooney if Kane may overtake him within the match in opposition to Iran tonight.