Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have always been seen as the greatest players of all time, although it has been tough to clearly choose one over the other.
Messi has won 6 Ballon d’Or awards while Ronaldo has won 5, and some think Messi has done enough to be ahead of Ronaldo as the greatest player of all time.
Meanwhile, this rivalry is something that has been settled long ago by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ferguson had said that Messi is a Barcelona type of player, while Ronaldo can play for anything even Millwall.
Speaking back in April 2015, Sir Alex Ferguson said: “People say who is the best player in the world? And plenty of people quite rightly say Lionel Messi — you can’t dispute that opinion.
“But Cristiano Ronaldo could play for Millwall, Queens Park Rangers, Doncaster Rovers… anyone, and score a hat-trick in a game. I’m not sure Messi could do it.
“Ronaldo’s got two feet, he’s quick, great in the air, he’s brave — Messi is brave, of course. I think Messi is a Barcelona [type] player.”
Indeed, Ferguson has been right. Messi has struggled to perform in PSG, while Ronaldo has been brilliant in every club he has played for.
Messi cut a frustrated figure on Sunday as he was subbed, and he refused to shake the hands of his manager Mauricio Pochettino. In his absence, Mauro Icardi scored a late winner for PSG.