Rooney believes there’s more to come from Ronaldo!
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been quite vocal in appreciating Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements and future potential and believes that the Real Madrid attacker still has plenty of goals left in him to offer the world and further extending the already legendary career.
Ronaldo recently overcame Raul as Real Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer after formerly becoming Portugal’s most prolific marksman.
Rooney used to play alongside Ronaldo at United between 2003 and 2009 and he is awestruck because of his former team-mate’s impressive goalscoring record.
“I think it’s a great achievement. I put something on social media to congratulate him,” Rooney told the official United 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.”
The Real Madrid star has long been associated with a return to Old Trafford, with reports suggesting he could make the move for £74million this week.
Spanish publication Fichajes speculated that club president Florentino Perez has refused to hold new contract talks with the 30-year-old.
And La Liga expert Guillem Balague has previously guessed that this season will be his last in Spain, with French giants PSG also displaying interest.
However, according to former United captain Ferdinand, Ronaldo would never return to the Red Devils as his Champions League prospects would be too low.
“The biggest thing about it is that he is competing to win the league and Champions League every year,” he told Breathesport.
“The Champions League is his holy grail. Does he seem himself doing that at Manchester United immediately?
“He doesn’t have time to waste. He hasn’t got time for a transitional period. So that ends the conversation.”