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Rooney: Ronaldo obsessed with his own reflection

[Sunday, September 09, 2012 ]

Wayne Rooney tells tales of how his former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo "can't walk past his reflection without admiring it".

Actually Cristiano Ronaldo does this in real life
Actually Cristiano Ronaldo does this in real life

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The England forward discusses the Real Madrid ace in his new book, "My Decade in the Premier League", which is being serialised in British newspaper The Mirror.

"There's a mirror by Ronaldo's seat in the Old Trafford dressing room," reveals Rooney.

"In the time I've been playing with Ronnie, the one thing I've noticed about him is that he can't walk past his reflection without admiring it, even if we're about to play a game of football.

"Every match, before the team goes out for the warm-up, he runs through the same routine. The kit goes on, the boots go on. Not long after, Ronnie turns to his reflection and stares, psyching himself up for the game.

"If there's one person with a bigger self-belief than Ronaldo, I haven't met him yet."

Despite Ronaldo's knack of narcissism, Rooney also praises the Portuguese's burning desire and relentless ambition to be the best in the world.

"At the training ground he (used to) tell us he wants to be the best player in the world, that he's desperate to be the greatest," he continues.

"He has the determination about him to make it happen, too. Fair play to him."

Just a reminder of his narcissism, here's Ronaldo's Nike ad in 2010.


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