Cristiano Ronaldo could finally end the debate and move clear of Lionel Messi this season
Cristiano Ronaldo has an excellent opportunity to prove that he is a better player than Lionel Messi this season, who has struggled to find his feet since leaving Bracelona and joining Paris Saint Germain this summer. And Cristiano Ronaldo has the chance to finally settle one of the biggest debates in football this season, according to Robbie Savage.
The Portuguese international made his long-awaited return to Old Trafford this summer after 12 years away from Manchester, as he left Juventus on Deadline Day for £25million.
Lionel Messi also found a new club this summer, as the Argentinian could not re-sign with Barcelona, and joined Paris Saint Germain this summer.
Fans have constantly debated whether Lionel Messi or Ronaldo is the greatest of all-time, with the pair sharing the stage as the world’s best, spoiling supporters with their extreme talents for well over a decade.
However, Savage claims that Ronaldo can end the debate this season and prove that he is the better player than Messi.
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Savage believes that if the Portuguese star can score 20 goals this season in what he considers a much more competitive league than the French League that Messi plays in, the debate will finally be settled.
The former Premier League midfielder told William Hill: “I think this is the pivotal season where Ronaldo, for me, will be crowned the best player ever.
“Messi started PSG, you know, he’s had a couple of injuries and is not got off to the best starts.
“I would say, because Ronaldo has done it in Spain, he started off in Portugal, come to the Premier League, Italy, and now doing it again at 36 in the Premier League.
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“I would say the two greatest players ever if this season dictates, Ronaldo in the Premier League getting 20 goals, and Messi struggling in Ligue 1, I would say Ronaldo is the greatest ever.”
Ronaldo has already got off to a flying start at United, picking up from where he left off in 2009 as he currently sits on five goals since. “Brinkwire Summary News”.