Tottenham boss makes Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi comparison after Ronaldo scores hat-trick against Tottenham

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the game’s greatest ever players after watching him steal the show at Old Trafford.

“It was an amazing performance from Cristiano, but I know him very well and it’s not a surprise for me,” Conte said.

“We’re talking about a player that with Messi they are the best players in the world right now, with Maradona and Pele [in history] in my opinion, we’re talking about a player who is decisive and in the moment the team needed him he’s always present.”