Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continue to divide the opinion of football fans around the world. Former Manchester United midfielder Robbie Savage has jumped into the GOAT controversy, claiming he could put Ronaldo ahead of Messi this season.
“I think this season will be Ronaldo for me, the crown of the best player of all time for me. Messi started PSG, you know, he had several injuries and he didn’t start well.”
“I would say, because Ronaldo did it in Spain, he started in Portugal, came to the Premier League, Italy, and now he’s doing it again in the Premier League at 36.”
The 46-year-old added:
“I would say if the two greatest players this season say Ronaldo has scored 20 goals in the Premier League, and Messi is fighting in League One, I would say Ronaldo is the best of all time.”
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the football world for the past two decades. They shared 11 Ballon d’Or prizes among them.
Both players took on new challenges this summer. After spending 21 significant years at the Camp Nou, Messi parted ways with Barcelona and moved to Paris Saint-Germain, where he signed a two-year deal.
Ronaldo, on the other hand, left his relationship with Juventus during the summer transfer window to return to Manchester United.
The football world is now waiting to see who will better promote his new club.
Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: How did they spend this season?
Lionel Messi began life slowly in Paris Saint-Germain because he adapted to a different system and an unfamiliar environment. Argentina failed to score or register in their first three matches for the Parisians. However, he has shown tremendous improvement in recent games, last time scoring his first goal for the club in a Champions League clash with the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has got his second Manchester United on a bright start. The Portuguese have scored five goals for the Red Devils in six games so far in all competitions. It remains to be seen who will end the campaign with more goals and support.