Lionel Messi Speaks for the First Time Over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Start to Life at Manchester United

Lionel Messi Speaks for the First Time Over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Start to Life at Manchester United

  • Lionel Messi has spoken about his rival Cristiano Ronaldo who seemed to have settled well at Manchester United
  • Both Messi and CR7 moved during the summer transfer window, with the Argentine leaving Barcelona to PSG, while the Portuguese dumped Juventus and returned to Old Trafford
  • According to Messi, Cristiano already knew the club, but it is at another stage and now he has adapted there

Barcelona legend and Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has shared his thoughts about fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo who returned to former club Manchester United, Football365 reports.

The Portuguese sensation who returned to the Old Trafford club on transfer window deadline day is under intense pressure following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Messi and Ronaldo both made blockbuster moves during the summer, with the Argentine leaving Spanish club Barcelona to French side PSG, while the latter returned to Old Trafford.

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Lionel Messi is impressed with Ronaldo's progress at Manchester United. Photo: Mario Hommes
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Both players have had mixed starts at their respective clubs as Ronaldo has scored nine goals in 11 matches for the Red Devils so far, while Messi has scored just two goals for the French club.

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Messi told Marca:

"United is a very strong team with great players. 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.
"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."

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to Solskjaer’s sack

Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to the sacking of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the Old Trafford.

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The Red Devils announced that Ole left his role as manager of the club as the decision came a day after the Red Devils suffered a 4-1 defeat in the hands of Watford at the Vicarage Road.

Ronaldo who arrived at the club on the summer transfer deadline day has described the tactician as an outstanding human being.

Messi and Ronaldo among nominees for The Best FIFA Awards

Legit.ng earlier reported that the world’s football governing body FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021, the winner of which will be revealed at an online ceremony on January 17, 2022.

A ten-man list of nominees was unveiled on FIFA website which includes Barcelona legend Lionel Messi and Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

The pair have dominated both the FIFA awards and Ballon d’Or in the last one and a half decade, but that of this year will be tightly contested with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski also on the list.

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