Interviewed as part of a documentary about Wayne Rooney by the BBC, Ibrahimovic has addressed a small pike to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Spent in several prestigious clubs, from Italy to Spain to PSG, Ibrahimovic has never evolved into the Premier League. However, striker Swedish was one of the speakers during a BBC-produced documentary on the career of Manchester United’s iconic player Wayne Rooney for a good decade. The opportunity for Ibra to share his admiration for the number 10 of the Red Devils: “He runs a lot, he fights, and sacrifices himself.” I would have preferred to have it with me rather than against me. I was not lucky enough to play with him but I love to see him on the ground. “If I can’t play with him, I’ll always watch him.” A beautiful tribute from the part of the Ibrahimovic.
However, during his intervention, the PSG striker did not bother to address a small tackle in the direction of Cristiano Ronaldo in a rather subtle way: “When he was playing with Cristiano Ronaldo, all the work was done by Wayne Rooney but all the credit came back to Cristiano Ronaldo because he was the one who scored the goals.” Champions League winners under the tunic Mancunian in 2008, Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo actually shared the laurels but by the end of this year, it is the Portuguese star who won the Golden Ball. The two players remained friends, since Cristiano Ronaldo confessed that he would like to replay with Wayne Rooney. However, CR7 will surely appreciate the analysis of Ibrahimovic. It is recalled that Ibrahimovic had expressed his preference for Lionel Messi before Cristiano Ronaldo. Do you also think that Cristiano Ronaldo owes a lot to Wayne Rooney?