England star labels Madrid man a ‘glory hunter’.
England forward Wayne Rooney has hit out at his friend and former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo by labelling a glory hunter and claiming that he doesn’t care for personal awards like the Portugal star does, according to the Daily Star.
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Rooney believes the former United ace is too concerned about winning personal gongs, of which he has won a whole host of – including the Ballon D’Or in 2008 and 2013, but Rooney claims that the only thing he is interested in is helping the England team to have a strong showing at the World Cup.
“I’m not a player who needs that,” said Rooney.
“Not like Cristiano Ronaldo, he has to have that and you admire him for it.
“I’m more about winning things as a team. He wants his moments.”
Asked if he was bothered about never winning a Ballon D’Or, Rooney added: “It’s more important for me to win trophies as a team.
“I’ve won PFA Player of the Year, which is nowhere near as good as winning a trophy with United.”
Rooney will line up against Italy on Saturday night, though there are doubts over whether he will be an automatic starter under Roy Hodgson.