MANCHESTER UNITED superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly sent angry messages to Antonio Cassano after criticism from the Italy legend.
That is according to Cassano, 39, who made the claim on Christian Vieri's channel Bobo TV.
Cassano compared Ronnie to R9 Ronaldo and said the Brazilian was better.
And the comments are said to have angered CR7 who Cassano said sent him a message to demand more respect.
Former Roma and Real Madrid forward Cassano said: "Cristiano wrote to me on WhatsApp asking for more respect for everything he has won and for the goals he scored.
"I'm not afraid to tell the truth.
"I face him, the whole world, from the Pope to the last of this earth."
Cassano was initially baffled as to how the former Juventus star got his number.
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But it later emerged the link was Gianluigi Buffon – a former team-mate of both men.
Cassano added: "I asked Gigi how he could have my number.
"And he confirmed he had given it to the press officer, who passed it on to Cristiano."
Ronaldo recently reached 800 career goals and he is said to have mentioned his fabulous record when engaging with controversial Cassano.
He went on to explain: "He told me that he scored 750 goals and I only 150.
"Dear Cristiano, I tell you one thing: you have everything, live more calm and relaxed.
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"Be like Messi, who does not care, instead of writing to me.
"Buffon and [Giorgio] Chiellini know that this made me angry.
"Cristiano, what's wrong with you? What is your problem?"
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