‘We need players who can run’ – Club boss rules out move for Cristiano Ronaldo

Photo: Getty images

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany could not resist aiming a cheeky dig at Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation over his next move.

With Ronaldo now a free agent after his Manchester United contract was terminated on Tuesday by mutual consent, Kompany was asked if the Championship club will move for the 37 year old Portugal international.

Kompany smiled and then responded: “We need players who can run.”

The quip prompted laughter in the BBC studio from former players Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Didier Drogba. 

Lineker then added: “He can’t even get in the Burnley team?! Surely not, I’m not having that.”