D.C. United captain, Wayne Rooney, believes his former Manchester United teammate can help Juventus win this year’s Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke the internet during the summer with a £100m move taking him from Madrid to Turin. Ronaldo, the current holder of the prestigious Ballon d’Or, left Real Madrid after helping the club win the Champions League four times in the last five seasons.
In an interview with CNN Sport, Rooney said that just Ronaldo’s presence is enough to make him believe that the Italian giants can win big honours in 2018/19:
“He’ll do what he’s been doing for the last 10 years, he’ll bring goals to Juventus and I fancy Juventus to win the Champions League this year solely for the fact Cristiano has gone there.”
Rooney and Ronaldo were teammates at Old Trafford for five seasons and enjoyed a successful period under Sir Alex Ferguson. The pair won numerous Premier League titles and achieved a Champions League triumph in 2008.
Former England captain, Rooney, believes the Portuguese star deserves credit for the work-rate and effort shown during his career:
“As a person he’s a nice guy, a family guy, works hard and he’s always got his family around him which is great to see.
“He works hard and deserves all the credit he gets because he’s put that effort in to be at the top.”