Manchester United talent Mason Greenwood is the latest player to have his say in the longest-running football debate over who is the best between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The old debate between the two greatest of modern football, who have 11 Golden Balls together, is unlikely to ever disappear.
Even with Messi as 34-year-old and Ronaldo as 36-year-old, it is unlikely that we will stop debating who is better even when they retire.
One player who will hopefully get the jersey of one of the best in the world one day is United striker Greenwood, who at just 19 years old is already a regular starter of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
The English teenager does not have any prejudices against Ronaldo either, despite his stay at Old Trafford, with Greenwood actually choosing Messi.
“For me, it should always be Messi. To me, he’s just from another planet.” Greenwood told MUTV.
“Ronaldo is definitely amazing, a physical footballer, an excellent athlete. But to do what Messi does in his size, what he has done for Barcelona and winning this trophy for Argentina, he is simply at another level.”
Greenwood was referring to the Copa America trophy that the Barca legend recently won with Argentina, his first trophy with the country in a major tournament since 1993.
The lack of success of the six-time Golden Ball winner with the national team was one of the few things that were ‘against’ in the debate against Ronaldo, especially after the Portuguese’s triumph at Euro 2016.