Paris Saint-Germain newcomer Lionel Messi has reflected on his legendary contemporary and “arch rival”, Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Once, both players played in La Liga, but now Messi has moved to Paris Saint-Germain and Ronaldo, to Manchester United. The ex-Barcelona captain fought the ex-Real Madrid forward, and now, Messi discusses his rivalry with Ronaldo and his United return.
Also, former Barcelona faithful Lionel Messi offered his support to his once-teammate and now Barca coach Xavi Hernandez (football news).
Messi Discusses His Rivalry with Ronaldo and His United Return
Now, Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi talks about his biggest competition – Cristiano Ronaldo, back as a forward with Manchester United.
“It’s been a long time since we stopped competing in the same league,” Messi said about CR7, as per Marca.
“We competed individually and as a team for the same goals. It was a very beautiful stage for us and also for the people because they enjoyed it very much.”
“It is a beautiful memory that will remain in history of football,” the Argentinian concluded.
During the 9-year rivalry, the duo shared 9 Ballon d’Or and 6 Champions League titles between them.
Now, Messi remarked about Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford: “United is a very strong team with great players.
“The Premier League is a very difficult competition and an equal one, and things can turn around many times.
“After December, a lot changes and anything can happen.”