Vincent Kompany gives a savage yet hilarious response when asked if he’d sign newly free agent Cristiano Ronaldo for Burnley.
On Tuesday, Manchester United announced that the player had been allowed to leave by mutual consent after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.
During the 90-minute chat, the 37-year-old took aim at Manchester United owners the Glazers, head coach Erik ten Hag, the players and Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville.
Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.
The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford.#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 22, 2022
Confirming Ronaldo’s future, a United statement read: “Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.
“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.
“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.”
There will be a lot of speculation once again on Ronaldo’s future, and Manchester City legend Kompany was questioned – tongue-in-cheek – if he’d take him at Turf Moor.
He added: “I think that in the end everybody loses, except perhaps the Manchester United manager.
“I think it’s a problem that’s resolved and they’ll move on from this, I’m sure.”
Would Vincent Kompany take Cristiano Ronaldo at Turf Moor?
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 22, 2022
Alan Shearer echoed what Kompany had to say on Ronaldo’s exit, as he claimed CR7 was never going to form a successful working relationship with the Man Utd boss.
“It is a sad end to his Man United career,” the ex-England star explained. “He’s got his wish, it is what he did the interview for. It was inevitable it was going to happen after that.
“I think it is going to be really interesting to see if a Champions League club comes in for him. Maybe Man United aren’t that disappointed either, that was never going to be a match, Ten Hag and him.”
Wayne Rooney also spoke more about the news that came out on Tuesday, saying it is “sad” to see Cristiano Ronaldo leave Manchester United by mutual consent despite being labelled a “rat” by his former team-mate.
“It’s sad to see a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, as I’ve said many times one of the best players of all time, to see it end this way with Manchester United is obviously, as a former teammate and a fan of Manchester United, it’s sad to see it end this way,” he told JioCinema.
“It’s a shame because he’s been a fantastic servant for United and I wish him all the best at which whichever club he goes to next.”
Rooney had no interest in retaliating when quizzed on the comment, saying last week: “Well, listen, Cristiano Ronaldo’s a fantastic player and, as I’ve said before, he and Messi are the two best players probably to play the game.
“Again, it’s not a criticism. What I’ve said is age comes to all of us, and Cristiano is obviously feeling now that he’s finally had to deal with that.
“Obviously, he’s done an interview, and it’s gone global, and it’s strange, some of the comments are strange. But I’m sure Manchester United will deal with it once they’ve seen the full interview, and they will take whatever action they need to take.”
Rio Ferdinand has said he is glad that the saga between Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo is now over.
Speaking on the BBC after Mexico’s goalless draw with Poland at the World Cup, Ferdinand, a former teammate of Ronaldo, gave his instant reaction to the news.
‘I think both parties will be delighted now,’ the former defender said.
‘He has obviously done that with the mindset that he wanted to get out of the football club and wasn’t happy. He made that very clear.
‘I also think that Ten Hag has got what he wanted in this situation. Both parties are happy. Move on and it’s the next chapter for Ronaldo.’
‘Depends what the motivation is,’ Ferdinand added on where Ronaldo plays next.
‘Is it Champions League? Is it money? Is it just to continue laying somewhere with a nice climate?
‘I think this will be planned out behind the scenes but I’m sure we’ll find out in due course.’
“Cristiano will always be a Manchester United legend”
The chapter ends & both parties move forward! #CristianoRonaldo
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) November 22, 2022
Twitter users reacted as Vincent Kompany gives a savage response when asked if he’d sign Cristiano Ronaldo for Burnley…
@Thedogwalker172: we need players that can run 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
@AllThingsRedLF1: He’s not good enough to play for Burnley
@SteveBradshaw81: Here’s to you Vincent Kompany, Burnley loves you more than you will know! 🎶
@AndySim62: Hartlepool could use him.
@LAshworth91: Well, I never thought Burnley would get mentioned in a sentence with Ronaldo at the World Cup in a conversation between football greats 😂 new heights! #twitterclarets
@iamtheowl71: VK knows best #TwitterClarets 💜⚽️
@Jw95Kieran: Kompany says 6 words in response to a question and Burnley are now trending! 😂 we are MASSIVE. Ronaldo ain’t good enough for us and VK knows it 👀 #twitterclarets
@BandWSheepNUFC: Nothing better than honesty in the game
@deakinkoz: Glad it wasn’t just me that heard that!! 😲🤣🤣
@OfficialVizeh: Ronaldo isn’t good enough for Vincent Kompanys Top of League Burnley😂
@ftblalfie225: If Ronaldo signs for Burnley then Viktor Gyökeres would still be the best striker in the championship
@michaelp66: Our gaffer, good lad Vinnie 😂 #UTC
@AlexLucas_: What a man
@sven_steve: Our manager is better than yours.
@bennymcslats: The level of disrespect. I’m all for this!
@kane_hewson: My manager 😂
@StevenMcinerney: So jealous you guys get Vinnie at your club. I can’t quite put into words how much I love that man.
@bfc_TH: The brilliance of it is a somewhat valid reason🤣