Giggs claims Ronaldo left for Juventus to prove he is better than Messi

Giggs claims Ronaldo left for Juventus to prove he is better than Messi

- Giggs believes Ronaldo wants to prove a point by leaving Real Madrid for Juventus

- The Portuguese ace left the Spanish club after his nine-year romance at the Bernabeu

- The Welshman says his former teammate is being obsessed he is better than Messi

Wales coach Ryan Giggs has claimed that his former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is 'obsessed' with Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo ended his Real Madrid career this week when his £100m move to Juventus was confirmed, after wining the Champions League for the fourth time in five years.

Giggs, who played alongside the Portuguese in his six-year stint at Old Trafford, believes the 33-year-old's latest move to Juve may have been motivated by his desire to prove he is better than Messi.

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"I'm surprised that he would leave Real Madrid and go to Italy," Giggs told ITV Sport. "I think it's a big challenge for him but he's going to a huge club. Having that on your CV... Real Madrid, Man United and Juventus. It's some CV.

"He's obsessed with being better than Messi. He has that now that "I did it in England, I did it in Spain, I'm going to do it in Italy... and I did it with Portugal.

"So maybe that will be his argument when people ask: "Is Ronaldo better than Messi?"'

Ronaldo leaves Los Blancos after scoring 450 goals in nine years, at a rate of just over one per game.

The Portugal icon won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and four Champions Leagues trophies.

Before joining Real, Ronaldo won a hat-trick of Premier League crowns with United, as well as one FA Cup and the 2007/08 Champions League under Alex Ferguson.

Messi has spent his entire career at Barcelona, winning La Liga nine times, the Copa del Rey on six occasions and four Champions Leagues.

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According to Giggs, Ronaldo has the edge over his rival when it comes to international football. He lifted the European Championship with Portugal in 2016, while Messi has never won a trophy with Argentina.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported fans around the world have reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus.

The Real Madrid ace ended his nine-year career with the Spanish giants after joining Los Blancos from Manchester United 2009.

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