Burnley boss Vincent Kompany brutally REJECTS Cristiano Ronaldo transfer live on BBC after Man Utd axing


BURNLEY manager Vincent Kompany hilariously rejected Cristiano Ronaldo live on the BBC by suggesting he can no longer run.

Manchester United confirmed they had terminated the Portuguese superstar’s contract with “immediate effect” on Tuesday evening.

Vincent Kompany surprised everyone by taking aim at Ronaldo


Vincent Kompany surprised everyone by taking aim at RonaldoCredit: BBC
Kompany's dig at Ronaldo left Shearer and Drogba in stitches


Kompany’s dig at Ronaldo left Shearer and Drogba in stitches

And he is now in search of a new club as he becomes a free agent for the first time in his career.

BBC presenter Gary Lineker brought up the topic of Ronaldo during the BBC’s coverage of the World Cup game between France and Australia.

All the pundits had their say, with Kompany giving his thoughts after Alan Shearer and Didier Drogba.

He said: “I think in the end everybody loses apart from perhaps the Manchester United manager.

“I think it’s a problem that’s resolved and he’ll move on from it, I’m sure.”

But the major talking point came when Lineker then cheekily asked him: “Take him at Burnley?”

To which the former Manchester City skipper bluntly replied: “We need players who can run.”

Lineker, Alan Shearer and Didier Drogba were left in fits of laughter following the dig.


Kompany took over Burnley in the summer following their relegation from the Premier League.

They currently sit top of the Championship table, three points clear of second place Sheffield United.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo released a short statement after his United contract was terminated.

It read: “Following talks with Manchester United, we’ve mutually agreed to end our contract.

“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change.

“It feels like the right time to seek a new challenge. I wish Man Utd all the best.”

Ronaldo did not receive any compensation following his United exit – missing out on £11.5million.

He has been linked with a return to Sporting Lisbon – 19 years after departing the Portuguese outfit.

But he hinted that is not an option he is looking at during his explosive interview with Piers Morgan last week.



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