Hints They May Play Together Again One Day
Cristiano Ronaldo says he misses playing with Wayne Rooney and that he hopes the pair can team up again one day.
Both players have moved to new clubs this year. Rooney left Everton for MLS side DC United at th end of last season while Ronaldo was sold by Real Madrid to Juventus in a deal worth around £100million.
But when asked about Rooney over the weekend, the Portugal international sang his praises.
“For me the power of Wayne Rooney is his mentality and strength,” said Ronaldo.
“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.
“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.”
Both players have fared well at their respective new clubs. Rooney scored 12 goals in 21 games for United as they made the MLS Cup play-offs. Ronaldo has scored seven goals in 11 games for a Juventus side that is unbeaten in Serie A and already six points clear at the top.