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Cristiano Ronaldo lashes out at Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney

Cristiano Ronaldo lashes out at Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney

Cristiano Ronaldo has accused Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney of criticising him for fame.

The Manchester United legends have both hit out at former team-mate Ronaldo this season following his attempts to leave Old Trafford this summer and his subsequent walk-out against Tottenham in a Premier League fixture last month.

In clips released from his bombshell interview on the TalkTV show 'Piers Morgan Uncensored', Ronaldo said of Rooney's criticism: "I don't understand, you should ask this question to him. I don't know why he criticised me so bad.

"Probably, because he finished his career in his 30s. I'm still playing at a high level, I'm not going to say that I'm looking better than him, which is true. It's hard to listen to that kind of criticism and negativity from people who played with you, for example Gary Neville as well.

"People can have their own opinion but they don't really know what's going on inside the training ground at Carrington or even my life. They should listen to not only one point of view, they have to listen to my point of view as well. It's easy to criticise but if you don't know the whole story, it's easy."

Ronaldo does not consider either to be his "friend" and claims that the pair are taking "advantage" of his legendary status in the world of football.

He said: "They are not my friends.

"It's easy to criticise, I don't know if they have a job in television that they must criticise to be more famous. I really don't understand it.

"I think they take advantage of [my name] because they are not stupid.

"I have to carry on my life with criticism. It's hard when you see people who were in the dressing room with you criticise in that way. I'm not going to sleep badly because of the criticism but it's not good to listen to that."

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