Rooney could have been alongside Ronaldo if he ‘looked after himself’

first_img tense gameday cracker “Ronaldo is older than Rooney yet he’s at the top, and Rooney is in the USA.”“Rooney could have been alongside Ronaldo but he didn’t look after himself.”@JasonCundy05 has strong views on @WayneRooney’s career 👀 pic.twitter.com/9kGditvOgH— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 15, 2018 BEST OF Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos “So we’re talking Wayne Rooney; is he going to go down as a Manchester United living legend, an England living legend as leading goalscorer for club and country?“He doesn’t get in my first 11 for Manchester United and he doesn’t get into my greatest England team either.“When I first saw him as a 16-year-old he is still the best English teenager I have ever seen.“But think of this, Cristiano Ronaldo is older than Wayne Rooney. Yet he is still scoring goals in the Champions League, in Europe for his club and his country. 2 Most Popular Football Stories Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Rooney and Ronaldo’s career paths went on completely different trajectories scrap revealed LATEST center_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Rooney, who is still playing club football in America for DC United, is his country – as well as Manchester United’s – record goalscorer.However, former Chelsea defender and talkSPORT presenter Jason Cundy feels as though the 33-year-old hasactually underachieved.Comparing Rooney to his old United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, Cundy claimed the Englishman really should have made more of his career.The duo were insatiable together at Old Trafford, tearing defences apart at will as they romped to three Premier League titles and a Champions League medal.But with Ronaldo still going strong in Serie A with Juventus, the talkSPORT host can’t help but wonder ‘what if?’ when it comes to the former Everton starlet. 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Wayne Rooney has been accused of ‘not looking after his body’ and failing to get the best out of his career.The former England captain was invited back to international football to claim his 120th and final cap against the USA on Thursday in honour of his achievements for the Three Lions. “Yet Wayne Rooney went out to America to grass. Unfortunately for him, he has not looked after himself, he’s not looked after his body and he has regressed as Cristiano Ronaldo has become the world’s greatest player.“Wayne Rooney could have been alongside him! But he hasn’t been there for a number of years and there are a number of reasons for that.” Rooney’s career petered out somewhat at Man United Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City last_img

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