Will start Lionel Messi, bench Harry Kane and drop Cristiano Ronaldo:
Lionel Messi will bench Harry Kane to beat Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of FIFA World Cup: Wayne Rooney
Former England captain Wayne Rooney said he would start Lionel Messi, beat Cristiano Ronaldo and start England striker Harry Kane. Rooney is part of Indian channel Sports18’s elite team for FIFA World Cup coverage.
The Manchester United legend was recently mocked former United teammate Ronaldo in an explosive interview with controversial English journalist Piers Morgan. In response to Rooney’s criticism earlier this season, Ronaldo accused the Manchester United great of being jealous of him.
Rooney criticized Ronaldo’s behavior during United’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspurs. after the Portuguese striker refused to come on as a substitute and left the stadium early.
During the interview, Ronaldo responded disrespectfully to his former teammate when asked about him.
“I don’t know why he criticizes me so badly… Maybe he finished his career and I’m still playing at a high level,” Ronaldo said in his interview.
“I’m not going to say I’m better than him. Which is true,” he continued.
However, Rooney came up with a classy response when asked about Ronaldo’s comments recently. The former England striker said he still considers Ronaldo and Messi to be the two greatest footballers, despite his ex-teammate’s scathing comments.
However, while choosing his favorites between Ronaldo, Messi and Kane, Rooney ignored the Portuguese to keep the other two in his squad.
Ronaldo, Messi, and Kane are all hoping to bring glory to their respective teams in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022. Ronaldo’s Portugal open their campaign against Ghana on Thursday, while Argentina face Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. England face Iran in their opening game on Monday.