Wayne Rooney congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo on Twitter

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Wayne Rooney has congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo after his former Manchester United teammate became the all-time leading goalscorer for Real Madrid on Saturday.

Taking to Twitter, Rooney wrote: “Congratulations to @Cristiano on becoming @realmadrid all time leading goalscorer. Brilliant achievement.”

Ronaldo, however, may have expected Rooney’s congratulatory message to have arrived a couple of weeks earlier. The Portuguese star celebrated becoming Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer before the international break, believing he had broken the 323-goal record set by Raul with a brace against Malmo in the Champions League.


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Real Madrid and Spanish newspaper Marca credit a goal scored by Pepe against Real Sociedad in 2011 to the three-time Ballon d’Or winner - hence the early celebrations - but Ronaldo only officially broke the record with his goal in the 3-0 win over Levante at the weekend.

Despite this, the Real Madrid fans, staff, players and Ronaldo himself did not celebrate as if the long-standing record had just been broken - it was business as usual after their special celebrations earlier this month.

Video: The goal Cristiano Ronaldo counts as his

Mutual respect

Rooney and Ronaldo still have great mutual respect for one another after their five years together at Old Trafford.

The BBC recently screened a documentary about Rooney and Ronaldo was one of many current or former teammates to pay tribute to England’s record goalscorer.

Manchester United fans: would Cristiano Ronaldo have won more team honours had he stayed at Old Trafford? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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