Cristiano Ronaldo Hails England and Wayne Rooney

Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney.

Ronaldo and Rooney spent five years together at Manchester United between 2004 and 2009, winning a glut of trophies including the Premier League and Champions League.

Both players played at Euro 2004 when Portugal defeated England on penalties at the quarter-final stage, a match which saw Rooney suffer a broken foot and Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that a game against England would be emotional especially playing against Wayne Rooney.

Cristiano Ronaldo isn't surprised by how far Rooney has progressed
Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t surprised by how far Rooney has progressed

“A match against England would be very emotive for me – because of Wayne Rooney and because of many other things too. Roo [Rooney] is now a leader and that’s not a surprise,” he told the Sunday Mirror. “I was always convinced that he would be a star for England and, inevitably, captain one day. It’s a perfect role for him after the era of Beckham and Terry.For me, the character and pride of Rooney is unique – he’s still very important for England.”

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“I’ve watched some of England’s recent matches and they have been good to watch. They could do well this time.For me, England always have a chance to do well in big tournaments and this time they are arriving in France with some ­interesting young players who have a big future. The connection in the team and the team spirit looks positive.Both Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane have scored a lot of goals and had success this year too.”


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