Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United and their rivalry; Read Full interview

Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United and their rivalry; Read Full interview
Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United and their rivalry; Read Full interview

Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United and their rivalry; Read Full interview – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both made big moves in the summer, with the former finally leaving Barcelona for PSG and the latter returning to Old Trafford after 12 years away. Both have had mixed starts to their new lives, with Messi finally ending his goal drought in Ligue 1 at the weekend, and had to deal with the kind of criticism they aren’t used to.

In a recent interview, Lionel Messi expressed his thoughts on Cristiano’s return to his former club and also speaks on the Premier League competition. He highlights his rivalry with Ronaldo when they had faced together last time in the same league but it has been a while since both the G.O.A.Ts of Football have gone head-to-head.

Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United and their rivalry
Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United and their rivalry

Messi on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United:

“(Manchester) United is a very strong team with great players,” the six time Ballon d’Or winner told Marca, presumably without having watched any Premier League football for the past month.

“Cristiano already knew the club, but it’s in another stage and now he has adapted in an impressive way. From the beginning he has scored goals as always and had no problems adapting.”

Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United and their rivalry
Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United and their rivalry

Lionel Messi speaks about the Premier League:

“In the Premier League it is not as good as we all thought, but it is a very difficult and even competition in which things take a lot of turns. After December it changes a lot and anything can happen.”

Despite Messi’s words, things haven’t all been going well for Ronaldo since his return to Manchester in the summer, which was supposed to take place in the blue side of Manchester.

Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United and their rivalry; Read Full interview

Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United and their rivalry
Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United and their rivalry

He has scored important goals, especially in the Champions League, but in the league things haven’t all been going perfectly.

For years Ronaldo and Messi went head-to-head as their rivalry was played out in a number of El Clasico matches, which stopped when Real Madrid’s all time top scorer moved to Juventus in 2018.

 

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Messi speaks on the rivalry between him and Cristiano Ronaldo:

“It’s been a long time since we stopped competing in the same league. 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 the history of football.”

Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United and their rivalry; Read Full interview