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Rooney Explains Why He Sent A Message To CR7

Manchester United target Cristiano Ronaldo recently received praise from Wayne Rooney, and the Red Devils captain has now explained why he sent his former teammate a message.

Read: Rooney Sends Ronaldo A Message

The 30-year-old, who took to social media to congratulate the Real Madrid superstar on becoming his club's all-time record scorer, has now insisted it's an incredible milestone that deserves all the plaudits.

"I think it's a great achievement. I put something on social media to congratulate him," Rooney told United's official website.

"It's incredible, really, the amount of goals he's scored and the number of games he's played.

"His achievement deserves to be congratulated and I'm sure there are more goals to come.

"There are only two players in world football who can achieve those numbers, and they are Cristiano and (Lionel) Messi."

Ronaldo currently sits on 325 goals for Los Blancos, having surpassed club legend Raul Gonzales, who had scored 323 goals.

Read: Messi: The Truth Behind Ronaldo Relationship

This season, the Portugal captain has scored 12 goals in as many games in all competitions for Real, who remain unbeaten this season.

Do you think Rooney wants to lure Ronaldo back to Old Trafford? Have your say in the comments section below.  

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