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Rooney vs Ronaldo – Who Is The Greater Man Utd Legend?

Rooney vs Ronaldo: They were the greatest legend of Manchester United. However, answering who is the best Manchester United legend is an extremely hard question for the fans. Let’s check out this post below to find a suitable answer for you.

Wayne Rooney vs Cristiano Ronaldo comparison chart

Wayne RooneyCristiano Ronaldo – CR7
Full nameWayne Mark RooneyCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Also, known asWazzaCR7 
Date of birth24 October 19855 February 1985
Place of birthCroxteth, Liverpool, EnglandFunchal, Madeira, Portugal
Current ClubRetire Manchester United 
Main positionStriker Striker 
Club appearances500894
Club goals224674
International appearances88179
International goals38109
National teamEnglandPortugal
  • Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010-2011, 2012-2013
  • FA Community Shield: 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016
  • English Federation League Cup: 2005–06, 2009–10, 2016-17
  • UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
  • UEFA Europa League: 2016–17
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008
  • UEFA Champions League: 2008, 2013 – 2014; 2015 – 2016; 2016 – 2017; 2017 – 2018
  • English Premier League: 2006 – 2007; 2007 – 2008, 2008 – 2009
  • Serie A: 2018 – 2019; 2019 – 2020
  • UEFA EURO Cup: 2016
  • UEFA Nations League: 2018 – 2019
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017


Rooney vs Ronaldo trophies comparison

At the club level, Ronaldo and Rooney had been perfect partners in Manchester United’s forwarding lineup squad. The two Red Devils legendary have won three Premier League championships with a Champions League for 5 years at Old Trafford when leading the Red Devils forwarding lineup squad. During that time, CR7 scored 118 goals in 292 matches and won the Golden Shoes in 2008. Rooney became the player scoring the most goals of all time for Man United with 253 goals in 559 matches.

Rooney vs Ronaldo trophies comparison

When CR7 left Man United, he made a new step when scoring 450 goals for Real Madrid after only 438 matches and winning 4 more Champions League championships. On the other side, Rooney also had 2 English Premier League championship titles in 2010 – 2011, and 2012 – 2013, which was the time that Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

At the international level, Cristiano Ronaldo had 1 UEFA Euro Cup champion in 2016 and 1 UEFA Nations League champion with Portugal. CR7 still has a chance to gain the 2022 FIFA World Cup championship, which could be his last international tournament. However, the England striker did not have any championship with the England national football teams despite playing with the golden generation which include: David Beckham, Frank Lampard, and Steven Gerrard.

The football styles comparison

Wayne Rooney is one of the most comprehensive strikers in the world today.  He is great in both the ability to move with the ball and not the ball, along with great tactical analysis. Despite the height being relatively losing compared to a striker (1m76) but in return, he has a physical foundation. Wayne had scored a large number of goals outside the penalty area in a great shootout. That makes him the perfect player for the Manchester United shootout since the CR7 transfer to Real Madrid.

The football styles comparison 

On the other hand, Ronaldo has a very good personal technique with quick and skillful legs. Therefore, he is often the target of the opponent players. However, he only promoted his ability to handle the ball when there were gaps, and in a narrow space, he was not highly appreciated. He has a speed running like a “supercar”, his average speed is 33.6 km/h, and top in the top 5 fastest players running in the world football industry according to the German sports newspaper Der Spiegel. The world record content running 100m, Usain Bolt commented that Ronaldo has many qualities to become an excellent athlete in this subject. Bolt also once likened: “If Cristiano Ronaldo joined athletics instead of football, he could run faster than me!”

Ronaldo vs Rooney world cup 2006

Rooney was disqualified for stepping on the foot of Ricardo Carvalho in the 2006 World Cup quarterfinal match between England and Portugal. When the referee was considering whether to give Wazza the card or not, a Portuguese player which was Rooney’s partner at Manchester United, CR7 forced the referee to give Wayne the red card. That action made Wazza extremely surprised and the Red Devils fans were frustrated at that time.

However, Wazza did not blame CR7 for that behavior: “I have placed myself under Ronaldo’s circumstances and asked whether to do it or not. The answer might be yes. Will I ask the referee to disqualify him if he deserves a penalty and my team will have the advantage to win? The answer is yes.”

Ronaldo vs Rooney world cup 2006

After the incident, the media he captured by Ronaldo winked in a blink of an eye. Regarding this, CR7 once explained: “I winked not because of the trouble with Rooney, but because of another situation. The media built a big story about that blink of an eye. There was a conversation with Rooney. He understood my opinion”. Rooney said: “Cristiano, that’s the past, talk about the present. Let’s win the title together”.

Here is the comparison between Ronaldo and Rooney in order to choose who is the better Manchester United legendary. It is such a tough question for the Red Devils fans to choose who is better than the other, just like Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho. In addition, you can also see more in the same article “Neymar vs Ronaldo – Who Is Better?“. Hope that our viewers have found a perfect answer for you on the topic of sporting difference.

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