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Wayne Rooney criticizes Roy Keane’s recent defense of Cristiano Ronaldo

Wayne Rooney criticizes Roy Keane’s recent defense of Cristiano Ronaldo for his “unacceptable” bad mood this season and insists the Manchester United legend would not have tolerated such behavior in his day.

  • Wayne Rooney has criticized Roy Keane’s recent defense of Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The 37-year-old has endured a difficult campaign at United with a lack of starts.
  • The forward was shot out of the tunnel early in United’s win over Tottenham
  • Former United captain Keane defended Ronaldo over his behavior this season
  • Rooney, however, has struck back at the Irishman for his defense of the superstar.

Wayne Rooney has called out Manchester United legend Roy Keane for defending superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 37-year-old has endured a difficult campaign to date for United with a lack of starts under new boss Erik ten Hag and things came to a boil last month when he rushed out of the tunnel early against Tottenham.

It was one of a series of incidents that have shown tension between Ronaldo and ten Hag, creating speculation about Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford once again.

Ronaldo has found himself under fire this season after he stormed out of Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney has criticized Roy Keane (L) for defending striker Cristiano Ronaldo (R)

DC United manager Rooney believes Ronaldo's behavior

DC United manager Rooney believes Ronaldo’s behavior ‘was not acceptable’

Former Red Devils captain Keane was one of the few to defend the former Real Madrid striker, insisting on his frustration.

Rooney, however, has hit back at the Irishman, stating that he would not have tolerated such behavior when he was captain at United.

“No, I don’t think so,” Rooney told TalkSport. “He and Messi are possibly the two greatest players of all time and you can go either way with that, whatever you decide.”

Rooney claims Keane would not have tolerated such behavior when he was United captain

Rooney claims Keane would not have tolerated such behavior when he was United captain

But I think the things he has done since the start of the season are not acceptable for Manchester United.

I’ve seen Roy Keane defending him. Roy would not accept that. Roy would not accept that at all.

“It’s a distraction that Manchester United don’t need at the moment, trying to rebuild.”

The DC United manager has also insisted that Ronaldo could still be an asset for United if he gets nervous and understands his role under the Dutchman this campaign.

The former striker also believes that Ronaldo could continue to be an asset for United during the campaign.

The former striker also believes that Ronaldo could continue to be an asset for United during the campaign.

‘For Cristiano, just put your head down and work and be ready to play when the manager needs you.

‘If he does that, he will be an asset. If you don’t, it will become an unwanted distraction.

After being kicked out of the first team following the Tottenham incident and being forced to miss the clash with Chelsea, Ronaldo has made an appearance at United again.

The Portuguese international made a comeback in the Europa League and then even wore the captain’s armband when he suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League last weekend.

He was not part of the matchday squad during the club’s 4-2 victory over Villa in the Carabao Cup on Thursday.

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