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Cristiano Ronaldo: Mourinho not worth it

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The relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho appears to have hit an all-time low, with the Real Madrid star refusing to respond to recent quotes by his former coach.

Mourinho, who mutually agreed to leave Real Madrid before returning to Chelsea earlier this summer, claimed in an interview with ESPN that retired Brazil striker Ronaldo was "the real Ronaldo", rather than the current Portugal superstar.

Ronaldo initially responded in a dignified manner, explaining: "I like to do my talking on the pitch. What happens off it doesn't affect me.

"I aim to help Real Madrid to achieve its objectives and what happens away from there does not hurt me."

However, following Portugal's 1-1 draw with the Netherlands on Wednesday night, the former Manchester United forward was again asked about his thoughts towards Mourinho - and this time he opened up a little more.

"I am not going to talk about this person, it's not worth it," Ronaldo told O Jogo. "I'm sorry, but I will not talk about this person."

The 28-year-old scored twice against Chelsea in last week's International Champions Cup final in Miami - including one stunning free-kick - to silence his ex-boss, but when asked whether it felt extra special to score against his compatriot's current club, Ronaldo again provided a noncontroversial comment.

"I am happy when I score against any team," he added, before going on to praise his current manager, Carlo Ancelotti.

"I like how he works, he is a great man and a great coach." 

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