Piers Morgan rips into Wayne Rooney for his ‘endless jealous B****ING’ after the former Man United and England star urged Erik ten Hag to not play Cristiano Ronaldo against Liverpool
- Wayne Rooney called on Cristiano Ronaldo to be dropped against Liverpool
- Piers Morgan has blasted the former United striker, calling him to stop ‘b****ing
- Ronaldo started in last week’s loss to Brentford despite his desire to leave
- The Portuguese star wants to depart in search of Champions League football
Piers Morgan has blasted former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney after he called on Erik ten Hag to drop Cristiano Ronaldo against Liverpool.
The 37-year-old Portuguese star started in last weekend’s 4-0 loss to Brentford despite making his intentions to leave the club clear earlier this summer.
Ten hag’s side will host rivals Liverpool on Monday in search of their first victory of the season and Rooney has called on Ronaldo to be left out alongside Marcus Rashford.
Former Man United striker Wayne Rooney (left) has called on Cristiano Ronaldo to be dropped
In his Times column, the DC United boss wrote: ‘I wouldn’t play Cristiano Ronaldo, and I wouldn’t play Marcus Rashford.
‘If I was in Ten Hag’s position my main concern would be getting energy on the pitch, and United’s failure to recruit a No9 means they relied on Ronaldo against Brentford, even though he hadn’t trained a lot with the team. He looked like he needs time to get match fit.
‘He has also let it be known that he wants to leave the club.
‘I don’t know his reasons but, as I wrote in my last column, I’d let him — he’s a great player and will always score goals but the task for Ten Hag is to produce a team that can compete for the title in three or four years’ time. That means rebuilding with younger players.’
Piers Morgan (left) has come to defence of Ronaldo by blasting Rooney’s managerial record
Rooney’s opinion has prompted Morgan to blast former’s managerial record, calling on the former United striker to stop ‘b****ng’.
Morgan tweeted: ‘Rooney has a managerial win record of 28% and his DC United team lost 6-0 yesterday.
‘So I suggest he pipes down with the management advice and endless jealous b*tching about @cristiano whose talent, success & fitness levels all dwarf Rooney’s.’
Ronaldo told the club he wanted to leave earlier this summer and missed most of pre-season, eager to exit Old Trafford for a team in the Champions League.
Erik ten Hag will have a decision to make when Liverpool visit Old Trafford on Monday night
The likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid have all turned down the chance to sign him this summer.
It now seems increasingly likely that the forward will remain in Manchester at least in the short-term, and he returned to the United starting line-up for the game at Brentford.
A win against Liverpool will see United climb above the bottom spot, which they have been rooted to since being thrashed in west London.