Rooney Reveals What Happened After His 2006 Fallout With CR7
Wayne Rooney Reveals What Happened After His 2006 Fallout With Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has explained what happened after his then club teammate Cristiano Ronaldo helped get him sent off at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Click through the gallery above to see the incident that took place between the two forwards 12 years ago.
The two former United colleagues clashed during the quarter-final between England and Portugal at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Ronaldo had gestured for the referee to send Rooney off following a tackle the Englishman has made on Ricardo Carvalho, actions that Rooney did not respond well to at the time.
The Everton striker, who was given his marching orders in the all-important match, has now explained what he said to Ronaldo after the game as he expected the media to a make a massive deal of the situation.
"I spoke to him in the tunnel after the game," he said, according to the Daily Mirror.
"I said to him, 'The press want to make a big thing out of us falling out, not getting along'.
"I said, 'Don't worry about it – I would have done the exact same thing'.
"I tried to get him booked for diving. He was my club teammate but he was a rival in that game. If I could have got him sent off, I would."
Ronaldo and Rooney went on to play together at United for three more years, before the Portuguese star left for Real Madrid in 2009.
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