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Ronaldo: Mourinho "not worth talking about"

ESPN staff
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Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a late equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw for Portugal against the Netherlands on Wednesday

Cristiano Ronaldo has again declined to comment on his relationship with Jose Mourinho, by saying it is "not worth" talking about the Chelsea manager.

Relations between the two are thought to have cooled significantly towards the end of their final season together at Real Madrid, and Mourinho's recent comments to ESPN about their only being one 'real Ronaldo' were seen as a dig at his compatriot.

Speculation about a 'feud' continued around Wednesday's friendly game between Portugal and Holland, which finished 1-1 after Ronaldo scored a late equaliser to cancel out Kevin Strootman's opener.

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Speaking in the Estadio Do Algarve mixed zone afterwards to a reporter from O Jogo, Ronaldo stated he had nothing to say about "that person".

"I am not going to say anything about that person, it is not worth it," Ronaldo said. "Pardon me, but I am not going to talk about that person."

Ronaldo was then asked if scoring against Chelsea in the recent pre-season International Champions Cup final meeting in the US had been extra special considering the circumstances.

"I enjoy scoring against all the teams," was the short response.

Ronaldo was more comfortable when asked about his relationship with Carlo Ancelotti, Mourinho's successor at Madrid.

"I like how he works," Ronaldo said. "He is a great man and a great coach."

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