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‘We need players who run’: Vincent Kompany’s hilarious response when asked if he’d take Cristiano Ronaldo at Burnley



Vincent Kompany, manager of Burnley with Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo inset

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has delivered a superb takedown of Cristiano Ronaldo, hours after the Portuguese legend had his contract terminated by Manchester United.

Ronaldo infamously gave an interview to Piers Morgan recently to tell the world how he felt “betrayed” by his employers and entered the World Cup with an uncertain future hanging over him. A few days before Portugal’s opener against Ghana, the club agreed to a mutual termination of their contract with immediate effect.

The drama was discussed in the studio by Gary Lineker and BBC pundits during France’s game against Australia when Vincent Kompany cracked a joke on the 37-year-old.

World Cup preparations have been dominated by talk of Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, following his infamous interview with Piers Morgan during his second (Image credit: Lars Baron – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

“It’s a sad end to his career at Manchester United,” said Alan Shearer. “He got his wish, that’s why he did the interview. It was inevitable that it would happen after that.