The duo played together at Old Trafford but have seen their career paths take different trajectories
Jason Cundy slammed Wayne Rooney for failing to look after his body and reach the same levels as former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former Red Devil will make his final appearance for England on Thursday night in a friendly against USA to celebrate his incredible achievements as a Three Lion.
However, former Chelsea star Cundy feels as though the 33-year-old has underachieved when you compare him to Ronaldo.
The duo were insatiable together at Old Trafford, tearing defences apart at will as they romped to three Premier League titles and a Champions League medal.
But with Ronaldo still going strong in Serie A with Juventus, the talkSPORT host can’t help but wonder ‘what if?’ when it comes to the former Everton starlet.
“So we’re talking Wayne Rooney; is he going to go down as a Manchester United living legend, an England living legend as leading goalscorer for club and country?
“He doesn’t get in my first 11 for Manchester United and he doesn’t get into my greatest England team either.
“When I first saw him as a 16-year-old he is still the best English teenager I have ever seen.
“But think of this, Cristiano Ronaldo is older than Wayne Rooney. Yet he is still scoring goals in the Champions League, in Europe for his club and his country.
“Yet Wayne Rooney went out to America to grass. Unfortunately for him, he has not looked after himself, he’s not looked after his body and he has regressed as Cristiano Ronaldo has become the world’s greatest player.
“Wayne Rooney could have been alongside him! But he hasn’t been there for a number of years and there are a number of reasons for that.”