Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has responded to his former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo who called him ‘jealous’.

Rooney appeared on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football as a guest, and said he believed the Portugal captain’s homecoming hasn’t quite worked out. “You’d have to say, no (it hasn’t worked), at the minute,” he said. “He’s scored goals, important goals in the Champions League earlier on in the season, he scored the hat-trick against Tottenham.

“I think he’s scored goals, he’s scored important goals in the Champions League early on in the season, he scored the hat-trick against Tottenham, but I think if you’re looking to the future of the club, you have to go with younger, hungry players to do the best and lift Manchester United over these next two or three years.” He replied.

On Wednesday, Rooney posted a photograph of himself in the Sky studio alongside Jamie Carragher and host presenter Dave Jones on Instagram. Ronaldo commented with the words “two jealous” later that day.

When asked about Ronaldo’s reply, Rooney replied: “I’d say there’s not a football player on the planet who isn’t jealous of Cristiano Ronaldo. The career he’s had, the trophies he’s won, the money he’s earned.

“The six-pack, his body,” he added with a wry smile. “I think every player bar Lionel Messi is jealous of Cristiano.” Ronaldo has scored 18 times since his move back to United and is the club’s current top scorer this season.