- Lionel Messi has been compared to Man United legend Gary Neville
- The Barcelona icon appeared clean-shaved in their match against Mallorca
- Neville has responded to the comparisons on his Instagram handle
Lionel Messi that taken his time carefully during the lockdown to look like Gary Neville, according to Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan.
The Barcelona captain appeared clean-shave when he side thrashed Mallorca in a La Liga fixture played over the weekend.
And Morgan has weighed in on the Argentine legend looking like the former Manchester United defender.
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"I just want to show a remarkable thing happened overnight, Lionel Messi has shaved his beard off, and he's Gary Neville!" said Morgan on ITV's Good Morning Britain.
"So there, you have one of the most wondrous gifted footballers of all time, and Lionel Messi.
"Look at that, he's turned into Neville - I wonder how Neville feels about looking like Lionel Messi," he joked.
Neville then took to his social media handle to post a picture of Messi's new look and himself during his days at Old Trafford.
The caption read:"So alike in many ways."
Gary's younger brother and coach of the England women's team Phil Neville, replied saying "Agree!"
One Instagram user said "Lovely picture of the GOAT and Leo Messi" while another replied saying "Nah, Messi’s footwork isn’t near as unique as yours was."
Messi produced a record-breaking performance as he was involved in three of the four goals scored by Barcelona in their 4-0 win away at Mallorca.
He became the first player to score 20 goals in 12 consecutive La Liga seasons as the defending champions maintained their two-point gap ahead of rivals Real Madrid.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi has continued to write his name in the history books of Barcelona and La Liga as he became the first player to score 20 goals in 12 straight seasons.
The Argentine attacker scored Barca's fourth goal in their 4-0 victory over Mallorca to take his tally to 20 for the season.
Messi is currently La Liga's all-time topscorer and now the only player in the Spanish topflight division to have scored 20 goals in a dozen season.
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