Vincent Kompany takes swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ex-Man City player-now Burnley manager, Vincent Kompany, has taken a funny swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo.

The World Cup is now in full flow. One man I am eager to watch is Cristiano Ronaldo. I’m intrigued to figure out whether he’s actually just not that good anymore, or whether he had just given up at Manchester United. I suspect it’s a little of both.

Well, Ronaldo is gone now, with his legacy at United certainly tarnished. I’m keen to see where he ends up after the World Cup. No doubt he has some ideas in mind.

Anyway, while on BBC air yesterday, Burnley manager Vincent Kompany was asked about the prospect of signing Ronaldo. His response was priceless, to say the least.

The manager took a hilarious swipe at Ronaldo, claiming he isn’t mobile as he needs players ‘who can run’. Ouch!


Honestly, it’s a fair assessment. Expecting a 37-year-old to put in the hard graft seems pretty unreasonable at this stage of his career.

Check out what Vincent Kompany said about Cristiano Ronaldo here:

One thing I will say, even if Kompany was joking, Ronaldo will take this personally. You can bet that the Portugal man will remember this comment – and no doubt bring it up at some point in the future.

This just comes back to why United have decided to let Ronaldo leave. He doesn’t fit the high-pressing game that Erik ten Hag wants to play, hence why the club tentatively shopped Ronnie over the summer.

When Ronaldo came out and absolutely destroyed United in the media, this was always going to be the outcome. Sadly, it ended pretty messily, but everyone got what they desired so I guess we have to be content.

Do you think Cristiano Ronaldo is capable of working hard at this age? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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