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Wayne Rooney reveals what he said to Cristiano Ronaldo after 2006 World Cup red card

The then-Manchester United team-mates clashed in their World Cup match

Wayne Rooney had a few interesting things to say on Monday Night Football.

For example, he reckons Harry Kane will jump ship at Spurs if they fail to win a trophy in the next two years, while he claimed Carlos Tevez was his favourite attacking partner at Manchester United.

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But arguably the juiciest Rooney MNF moment was when he discussed what happened AFTER he was sent off for England against Portugal in the 2006 World Cup.

Remember that?

This got ugly

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This got ugly

The pair clashed when Ronaldo encourage the ref to send Rooney off

The pair clashed when Ronaldo encourage the ref to send Rooney off

In the quarter-final clash in Germany, Wazza was shown red for his stamp on Ricardo Carvalho, with then-United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly encouraging the referee to send him off.

In the aftermath of the game (which England eventually lost on penalties) there was plenty of talk in the media over how the incident will effect Rooney and Ronaldo’s relationship at Old Trafford.

Of course, Rooney later buried the hatchet with the star and they duly won the Champions League together a year later.

They did alright together

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They did alright together

And last night he finally opened up about the finer details of the incident with Jamie Carragher in the Sky Sports studio.

He said: “I spoke to Ronaldo after the game in the tunnel.

“I said the press are going to want to make a big thing about us falling out, but I said ‘don’t worry about it, I would have done the same thing’.

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“I tried to get him booked for diving in the first half.

“He was my club team-mate, but he was a rival in internationals, so if I could have gotten him sent off, I would.”

Don’t worry, Wayne. We’re just about over it now anyway.