Wayne Rooney Dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City Rumours

Wayne Rooney does not believe Cristiano Ronaldo will risk his legacy at Manchester United
Wayne Rooney does not believe Cristiano Ronaldo will risk his legacy at Manchester United / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will risk his Manchester United legacy by joining rivals Manchester City despite speculation around a potential transfer.

Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, is reportedly in talks with City over a move to the Etihad if the Juventus star accepts a cut to his £500,000-a-week salary. But Rooney, who was teammates with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, doesn't believe a deal will actually see the light of day.

When asked about the possibility of Ronaldo joining City, the Derby boss said: "I don’t know what to make of it, to be honest. If you’re asking me if I think it’s possible then I have major doubts that it is a possibility. Cristiano has got a great legacy at United. I don’t think he’s going to move somewhere for financial reasons."

However, Rooney added that it is more likely that Ronaldo joins Paris Saint-Germain instead and links up with his old rival, Lionel Messi, who joined the Ligue 1 giants earlier this summer.

He told talkSPORT: "I think Cristiano has got a very good legacy at Manchester United and I know how proud he is as a player and a person. I can’t see it, but it’s football so you never know.

"I think you need to do what’s right for you as a person, for your family. Everyone knows I could never play for Liverpool or Manchester City. That’s obvious but everyone’s different.

"I think people move to clubs where they don’t really want to but from a financial point of view that might be the only option they have, so I might get it from some people’s point of view. But in terms of myself that just wouldn’t be an option."