Rooney and Ronaldo had tormented the defense as team-mates in the prominent side for Manchester United before the Portuguese striker joined Real Madrid in 2009.
Rooney believes that Messi is higher than Ronaldo
Wayne Rooney believes that Lionel Messi is higher than the “incredible” Cristiano Ronaldo. Because the Barcelona superstar will torture before he kills you. “Rooney and Ronaldo had tormented the defense as team-mates in the prominent side for Manchester United before the Portuguese striker joined Real Madrid in 2009. They spent a total of five seasons together at Old Trafford, bringing three Premier League titles and the glory of the Champions League in 2007-2008, a feat which captured the first Ballon d ‘Or Ron Ronaldo and Messi went on to win the prize an astounding 11 times between them, with Luca Modric being the only other player to drop the award since 2007. But former England captain Rooney considers Messi to be the winner of Ballon d ‘Or on six occasions, a step taller than his friend and ex-teammate and the best on the planet.
Cristiano is an incredible goal-scorer
The Derby County player wrote in his Sunday Times column: “Ronaldo was not as concentrated on goals when we started playing together, but you saw that all he wanted was to be the best player in the world. “He got trained and got trained and started producing. Ronaldo has become an incredible goal-scorer, and he and Messi are arguably the best two players in the game. “But, despite my friendship with Cristiano, I would go for Messi. It is for the same reason that I liked to watch Xavi and Paul Scholes: these are different things in Messi’s game. Further, Wayne explained that in his opinion, Messi’s natural talent gives him an advantage over Cristiano. Whom he nonetheless distinguishes as lethal over the goal.
“I talked about composure, and I can’t remember how I saw how Messi scored when he hit the ball as hard as he could. He rolls them, makes it so easy,” he added. “Ronaldo is ruthless in the box, killer. But Messi will torture you until he kills. With Messi, you get the impression that he is more fun. “These two completely changed the game in terms of goalkeeper numbers, and I do not think they will ever be equal.” Wayne’s Derby County sat in 12th place in the league when the league was suspended due to an outbreak of coronavirus. But the Rams are still at a touching distance from the playoffs, behind Preston by just five points with nine games.