Wayne Rooney gives surprise response when asked to settle Messi vs Ronaldo debate

first_img 2 targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 FAREWELL Wayne Rooney believes Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time, not Cristiano Ronaldo.The 32-year-old played alongside CR7 for five years at Manchester United, but stated that he was simply not quite as good as the man they both faced in the 2009 Champions League final. silverware deals RANKED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND boost Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “Messi a bit of everything – you see him scoring goals from playing probably a deep midfield role at times, and where I’m probably still walking on the pitch he’s scoring.“So he is probably the best,” Rooney concluded. The English veteran, now playing in MLS with DC United, stood firm by his decision when comparing the Argentinian and Portuguese superstars.“Ronaldo has gone from a winger to a striker and a goalscorer,” he continued.“Rather than taking players on all the time, he has gone more one or two touch, getting in the box and scoring goals. Latest Manchester United News Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested gameday cracker REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Rooney also suffered a second defeat to Messi’s Barcelona in the 2011 final, explaining: “In both games [finals], if we had been against any other team but Barcelona you would have fancied us to win.“In my eyes they are the best team ever and Messi is the best player ever.“What he gets to do is incredible. Messi has just got a bit of everything.”last_img read more