Lionel Messi has praised Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting the Portugal international has been ‘impressive’ this season.
The veteran was unable to prevent the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this term. But he’s netted nine times ever since his Hollywood homecoming from Juventus.
Messi and Ronaldo have long been rivals.
They regularly went for the game’s biggest prizes during their spells at Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, while they currently share nine Ballon d’Or awards between them.
These days, however, things are different.
Messi left Barcelona on a free transfer back in the summer, moving to Paris Saint-Germain to play alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, departed Juventus to return to United – having previously looked set to join Manchester City.
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And Messi has now given his verdict on his foe, praising him for his form at Old Trafford so far.