Rio Ferdinand reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo’s dig at Wayne Rooney and insists there is ‘no way back’ for Manchester United striker


    Rio Ferdinand says there is 'no way back' for Man Utd hero Wayne Rooney
    Rio Ferdinand says there is ‘no way back’ for Man Utd hero Wayne Rooney (Pictures: Getty)

    Rio Ferdinand has reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo taking aim at Wayne Rooney in his explosive interview and says there is ‘no way back’ for the Manchester United striker.

    On Ronaldo’s dig at Rooney, Ferdinand said: ‘Wazza’s come out and said a few things about Ronaldo which is well within his right. But Cristiano’s taken offence to it and mentioned him in the interview.

    ‘As mates you want to see that done behind closed doors, you know what I mean? It is what it is now between them two and I don’t think they’ll be sending each other any Christmas cards.’

    On the interview as a whole, Ferdinand added on the Vibe with Five YouTube channel: ‘You can’t sit here and defend that from Cristiano Ronaldo.

    ‘Deep down, I know for a fact, this has all been manufactured for one thing, and that’s for him to leave the club. This love affair between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United is now over.

    ‘I don’t think there’s any way back. I don’t think the club will take him back and I don’t think he wants to come back, I think that’s the given.

    ‘He wants to get out of this place. Up until this interview I could defend him and thought the club should have communicated with him better.

    ‘But in a way Erik ten Hag has got what he wants and Cristiano Ronaldo will get what he wants. In this situation he’s done everything he can to get out of this club.

    ‘I played with some players who did far less than this and never wore the shirt again.’

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