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‘The wink thing, I didn't see anything in that at all' - Wayne Rooney opens up on Cristiano Ronaldo controversy

1 month ago   |   By CaughtOffside

It became one of the most infamous images of the 2006 World Cup, and when Cristiano Ronaldo had Wayne Rooney sent off during the Portugal v England game, the latter might've been forgiven for holding a grudge.
However, it appears nothing could've been further from the truth.
Manchester United team-mates at the time, it seemed that Rooney and Ronaldo's relationship was going to undergo its toughest test in the wake of that moment, but as the now Derby County player noted in his column for The Times , it was never an issue for him.
“I put myself in Ronaldo's shoes. Would I do the same?...
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Wayne Rooney reveals what he told Cristiano Ronaldo after that wink at the 2006 World Cup

Wayne Rooney reveals what he told Cristiano Ronaldo after that wink at the 2006 World Cup

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Wayne Rooney says he had no issue with Cristiano Ronaldo's wink
Wayne Rooney insists he had no issue with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United following his infamous wink during England's defeat to Portugal at the World Cup in 2006.
Rooney was sent off in the second half of the quarter-final tie by referee Horacio Elizondo, while Portugal progressed by beating England in the penalty shootout.
Ronaldo was one of the Portuguese players attempting to persuade the referee to give Rooney his marching orders, and after the red card, Ronaldo was seen winking at Portugal's bench.
But Rooney has...
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Rooney says Cristiano Ronaldo's wink after England star's red card at 2006 World Cup brought Man Utd duo CLOSER together

1 month ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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Wayne Rooney on why Manchester United thrived after Cristiano Ronaldo 'betrayal' at 2006 World Cup

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

It was painted by the national press as a great betrayal, but Wayne Rooney doesn't reflect on Cristiano Ronaldo's actions at the 2006 World Cup that way.
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