Cristiano Ronaldo fanboy Piers Morgan blasts Wayne Rooney for jealous b****ing

Piers Morgan has leapt to the defence of Cristiano Ronaldo once again, this time slamming Wayne Rooney for his "jealous b****ing" after criticising his former teammate.

Ronaldo is still linked with a move away from Manchester United, after making it clear that he wanted to leave the club this summer in search of Champions League football. And things couldn't be any worse for United right now, as they're bottom of the Premier League after losing their opening two matches.

Erik ten Hag's side next face Liverpool on Monday, and amid a state of crisis Rooney has called for the boss to drop Ronaldo ahead of the clash. But Morgan has spoken out and backed Ronaldo once again, labelling Rooney as "jealous" as his talent is 'inferior' to the Portuguese star.

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Morgan tweeted: "Rooney has a managerial win record of 28% and his DC United team lost 6-0 yesterday. So I suggest he pipes down with the management advice and endless jealous b***hing about @Cristiano whose talent, success and fitness levels all dwarf Rooney’s."

The backlash comes after Rooney wrote a column in The Times, with the United record goalscorer giving his views on their current mess, and how to react moving forward. Rooney wrote: "I wouldn’t play Cristiano Ronaldo, and I wouldn’t play Marcus Rashford.

"If I was in Ten Hag’s position my main concern would be getting energy on the pitch, and United’s failure to recruit a No9 means they relied on Ronaldo against Brentford, even though he hadn’t trained a lot with the team. He looked like he needs time to get match fit.

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"He has also let it be known that he wants to leave the club. I don’t know his reasons but, as I wrote in my last column, I’d let him. He’s a great player and will always score goals but the task for Ten Hag is to produce a team that can compete for the title in three or four years’ time. That means rebuilding with younger players."

It's no secret that United really would have been in a spot of bother if it wasn't for Ronaldo's goals last season. But many continue to point the finger at the 37-year-old for slowing down United's progression, as Ten Hag looks to lead the club into a new era.

Some even feel that despite those goals, the side may actually have scored more overall without him.

Clashes against Liverpool at Old Trafford are the types of matches that Ronaldo returned for, but the Portuguese star saw first hand just how times have changed as they were pumped 5-0 at home last season. For United to win, they have to be on top form, but Rooney thinks that they'll stand a better chance without him.


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