Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals His Greatest Footballer
Cristiano Ronaldo (Image: Manchester United/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the greatest player he has faced.

Infoexpert24 reports that the Manchester United forward named Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi as the greatest player he has faced in his playing career.

Cristiano Ronaldo revealed this in an interview with Piers Morgan.

Over the international break, the 36-year-old became the men’s leading international goalscorer of all time, following his match-winning brace against Ireland.

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The Ronaldo-Messi ‘GOAT’ debate will last for years, but the Portugal captain has the utmost respect for Messi’s talent.

Morgan wrote in the Mail on Sunday: “‘Who’s the greatest footballer you’ve ever played against?’ I asked Cristiano Ronaldo.

“It was 1 am on the candlelit terrace of his favorite restaurant in Turin, Italy, where he was still playing for Juventus before his recent sensational decision to rejoin Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals His Greatest Footballer
Cristiano Ronaldo (Image: Manchester United/Manchester United via Getty Images.)

“It was time for the big question. ‘Messi,’ he replied, immediately and emphatically.

“Really?” I said, surprised that he would name his biggest rival.

“For sure. He is the best I’ve played against.”