Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo are former teammates and good friends, but the former England international believes that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world.
During their time at Manchester United, Rooney and Ronaldo won three Premier League titles as well as the Champions League in 2008. However, Ronney did not hesitate to answer the biggest question in football: who is the best between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?
In the columns of the Sunday Times, Rooney wrote: “He practiced and practiced and started producing. Cristiano has become an incredible scorer and Messi and he are arguably the two best players in history. But despite my friendship with Cristiano, I would choose Messi. It was for the same reason that I loved watching Xavi and Scholes. For their different way of doing things. “
Continuing, he said: “ I was talking in cold blood and I don’t remember seeing Messi hitting the ball with all his might. He just rolls it, it seems so easy … In the surface, Ronaldo is merciless, he’s a killer. But Messi will torture you before killing you. With Messi, you just have the impression that he’s having more fun. These two have completely changed the game in terms of the number of goals scored, and I don’t think they will ever be equaled. “