Gary Neville insists Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘the best footballer that EVER lived’… but Jamie Carragher tells Sky colleague he’s ‘obtained carried away’ after his former team-mate’s Manchester United return
- Cristiano Ronaldo has taken the Premier League by storm again at Man United
- The 36-year-old scored a double on his second debut again at Old Trafford
- The efficiency sparked debate between Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville
- Neville backed Ronaldo as the best ever, but Carragher thinks it Leo Messi
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville dug into the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate on Monday, and unsurprisingly the duo disagreed in a fiery dialogue.
Ronaldo returned to Manchester United on Saturday in a blaze of glory, scoring twice in entrance of a rocking Old Trafford and charging again into the highlight after failing on his Champions League promise at Juventus.
The Portuguese icon’s comeback has poured gasoline all around the blazing bonfire of this everlasting debate, with each males making contemporary begins this summer time after Messi’s transfer to PSG.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the Premier League has precipitated a storm and far debate
Gary Neville has claimed that Ronaldo is forward of Lionel Messi as the best to play the sport
Neville, a former team-mate of Ronaldo’s, is now satisfied the 36-year-old is unrivalled throughout the sport’s historical past.
‘I’ve at all times ignored the Ronaldo and Messi query, it’s kind of of a fantasy and each should be loved,’ the previous United right-back mentioned on Monday Night Football.
‘I used to be requested this morning by a gentleman who was driving me in: If you would choose any participant in historical past to come back off the bench and win you a sport, who would it not be?
‘It would completely be Cristiano Ronaldo. I do assume he’s the best soccer participant that has ever lived. That is not a bias.
Lionel Messi has additionally been on the transfer this season, becoming a member of PSG from boyhood membership Barcelona
Jamie Carragher believes Messi is nonetheless higher than Ronaldo attributable to his supernatural approach
‘Messi is a ridiculous participant who’s scored an obscene quantity of targets. It’s extremely comparable (on the stats) other than the wrong-footed targets, the headers, and the penalties.
‘That takes me to a degree whereby he’s extra full by way of an important a part of the sport. What ideas me is the worldwide file, essentially the most targets of all-time, and the 5 Champions Leagues with worse groups than Messi’s.’
Carragher disagreed: ‘Ronaldo is not the best participant of all time. I’m going to say it is his mate right here (Messi).
‘It does not matter how a ball goes within the web, Messi has extra targets than Ronaldo. Messi is additionally a playmaker, he can run a sport, Ronaldo cannot try this.
‘Talk about who you need coming off the bench, Messi has scored extra targets coming off the bench, in order that’s a ridiculous factor you’ve got mentioned there.
‘Ronaldo does issues different gamers can do, Messi does issues we have by no means seen earlier than. In phrases of the goalscoring that is not proper.
‘There’s been plenty of fanfare about Ronaldo from ex-players, I simply assume you’ve got simply obtained carried away.’