Rooney talks to Portuguese media about Mourinho, and Man United missing Ronaldo

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has given an interview Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias ahead of Euro 2016. The 30-year-old was mostly asked about Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho, the two biggest stars from Portugal to ever be part of the Red Devils.

On his former teammate, Rooney said: "Cristiano is missed by any team, it's good to have a player like him for the show on the pitch to be even better, everyone want to see this kind of footballer on the pitch."

“Of course when we don't play against a player of this level everything becomes less complicated, but even without Cristiano, Portugal are very strong. Of course with him everything becomes easier, he's one of the best players in the world and he makes Portugal a strong opponent."

When asked about his new boss, the Manchester United captain obviously took time out to praise him: "José Mourinho knows the Premier League and it will be important for our team. I'm very satisfied for having the chance to work with him, because he's one of the best managers in the world. I believe he wants the same as us players, the best for Manchester United, and it goes by winning titles."

Mourinho tried to sign Rooney when he was manager of Chelsea the first time around, which shows how much he rates the England captain. Since then Rooney may have waned, but it'd be no surprise if Mourinho sees him as a big part of his Manchester United plans.

Lucas Sposito.

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