Rooney believes Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Ronaldo is obsessed by winning individual gongs.
Ronaldo has won a whole host of them - including the Ballon D'Or in 2008 and 2013 - but Rooney says he is more concerned about helping England to team glory.
"I'm not a player who needs that," said Rooney, 28.
"Not like Cristiano Ronaldo, he has to have that and you admire him for it.
"I'm more about winning things as a team. He wants his moments."
Asked if he was bothered about never winning a Ballon D'Or, Rooney added: "It's more important for me to win trophies as a team.
"I've won PFA Player of the Year, which is nowhere near as good as winning a trophy with United."
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