Wayne Rooney highlights annoying sides of Cristiano Ronaldo as a player

Derby County manager, Wayne Rooney has said Cristiano Ronaldo is still “annoying” as a player.

Rooney played together with Ronaldo during his first stint at Old Trafford for five years from 2004 to 2009.

Ronaldo is back in Manchester for a second spell and so far scored 18 goals for the Red Devils.

Rooney, who is United’s all-time leading goalscorer, speaking at a black-tie dinner in Manchester last weekend, said: “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.”

Ronaldo is however believed to be unsettled at the club and could depart this summer, especially if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo takes decision on leaving Man Utd in summer

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to remain at the club for another season.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Ronaldo trusts Man United’s hierarchy will appoint a world-class manager this summer that will take over from Ralf Rangnick, who was appointed on an interim basis.

The Portugal captain still feels committed to the Red Devils and has decided to see out the final year of his contract next season.

The 37-year-old was believed to be considering his future at the club following their Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid.

The five-time Ballon d’ Or winner had delivered some rather below-par performances since the turn of the year and there were even suggestions Rangnick was considering dropping him.

Ronaldo rejoined Man United from Juventus last summer.

Meanwhile, the two main names in the frame to succeed Rangnick are Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, though Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has recently emerged as a potential option due to the issues at the Blues.

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