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Man Utd's Rooney: Real Madrid star Ronaldo can't walk past mirror without checking himself out!

Wayne Rooney admits former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo can't walk past a mirror without checking himself out! Rooney discusses the Real Madrid star in his new book, 'My Decade in the Premier League by Wayne Rooney', which is being serialised in the Mirror.

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

"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 then I haven't met him yet. He's not shy.

"He loves his clothes and the clobber he wears is always super-expensive and covered in shiny logos - Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, you name it, he's swaggered into the training ground wearing it, looking immaculate from head to foot.

"He must spend a fortune on his wardrobe. But Ronaldo's biggest love is football.

"At the training ground he tells us he wants to be the best player In the world, that he's desperate to be the greatest.

"He has the determination about him to make it happen, too. Fair play to him, I like that attitude, but it's not for me.

"I'm more into helping the team to win things rather than getting any personal accolades or special gongs for the mantelpiece at home.

"But if Ronnie wants to be the best footy player on the planet and it helps United to our first Premier League title since I've been here, well, I'm all for it."

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