Cristiano Ronaldo has played down reports claiming that there is bad blood between himself and Wayne Rooney.
Rooney was upset with Ronaldo after being sent off during England’s World Cup quarter final defeat to Portugal on Saturday. The Manhcester United striker was seen shoving Ronaldo after the Portugal winger appeared to urge the referee to discipline the England forward following his stamp on Ricardo Carvalho.
“The things that have been said regarding me and my team-mate and friend Rooney are incredible,” said Ronaldo told www.gestifute.com.
“Between me and Rooney, there is absolutely no problem.
“I reiterate, no problem.
“At the end of the game, we sent each other some text messages and also today. Between the two of us everything has been cleared.
“He wished me the best of luck in the World Cup. He told me we had a great team and that if we continued to play like this, we would go far.
“He wasn’t angry with me and moreover, he told me to completely ignore what the English press has said, that all they wanted was to create confusion but we are already used to that.
“I am not a referee and I don’t have the power to send off a player,” added Ronaldo.
“I had nothing to do with the fact that the referee showed the red card.”
The flying winger also played down reports claiming he would leave United for Real Madrid this summer.
“There have been comments published in which I reportedly said that I didn’t want to go back to Manchester United,” noted Ronaldo.
“That is completely false, of course I want to go back.
“It’s just typical of the English press but I don’t lose any sleep.”
Ronaldo also revealed that he asked Portugal boss Luiz Felipe Scolari if he could take the final penalty in the shoot-out against England.
“When the decision was going to be taken on who will take the penalties, I asked Scolari if I could take the last one,” Ronaldo said.
“I like to take penalties and to score them.
“Why did I ask to be last? Because I like to take responsibility and because I had a strong feeling that I was going to be the one to resolve the game.”