Wayne Rooney and close friend Cristiano Ronaldo were Man Utd pranksters who played jokes on Sir Alex Ferguson – The Sun

WAYNE ROONEY has revealed that he and former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo were the squad pranksters who were always pulling jokes on legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rooney and Ronaldo were close pals during their time together at Old Trafford and the Derby manager has revealed the pair used to get up to their fair share of mischief.

Writing in his Sunday Times column, Rooney said: "It was always the two of us doing pranks on the manager or other players."

Rooney was describing how their relationship survived the drama as England went out to Portugal in the 2006 World Cup.

Ronaldo was pictured winking after protesting to the referee that Rooney should be sent off in the two sides' quarter-final clash in Germany but the duo's friendship was unharmed.



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The former DC United frontman admits it even brought them closer and despite what the press said at the beginning of the 2006/07 season they were back to their old tricks both on and off the pitch.

Whether it was trying to pull one over their fellow players or the United staff, it appears the two footballing superstars did not mind as they expressed themselves with and without the ball.

Former Three Lions hero Rooney and Ronaldo shared a dressing room for the best part of five years between 2004 and 2009, beating Chelsea in the final of the Champions League on penalties in Moscow in 2008.



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