Juventus ace Christiano Ronaldo was found talking about his former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney during the former’s visit to Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Portuguese footballer was all praise for his former teammate, saying that Wayne Rooney is a fantastic team player and scores the most important goals for the team.
“For me, the power of Wayne Rooney is his mentality and strength," Ronaldo told Goalhanger films.
"He never stops, he always runs, helps the team. He’s a fantastic team player and he scores goals. He scored important goals, for me he’s fantastic. The former Manchester United player told Goalhanger films (via The Mirror).
Christiano went on to say that he still misses playing with Rooney, adding that the 33-year old footballer wishes to play with his former-mate once again.
“He was the kid of England. Everyone loved him. He is a fantastic boy, fantastic player.
"I used to call him, between me and my mates, the pit bull. I remember when he lost the ball he was so powerful, a strong guy, he shoots unbelievable.
"He scored many goals, what can I say? I miss playing with him. The future nobody knows. Maybe we’ll play one day together again.” He concluded.
Christiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney have played together for five seasons between 2004 and 2009 before Ronaldo moved to La Liga to play for Real Madrid. In the five year period that they have played together, while Ronaldo has scored 112 goals, Wayne Rooney has netted 97. The duo helped the side earn three premier league titles and one UEFA Champions League title.