Cristiano Ronaldo is 'selfish' – Wayne Rooney explains why Lionel Messi is the GOAT

Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney during Manchester United's pre-season friendly against Inter in August 2007.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has been described as "selfish" by former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney, with the ex-England forward opening up on what makes Lionel Messi the more complete player.

Eden Hazard recently claimed that he was a better footballer than the Portuguese in pure terms and the former Chelsea attacker was hugely criticised for those remarks, but Rooney says he understands what the Belgian was getting at.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.