Regarding being Cristiano Ronaldo’s former teammate, Wayne Rooney claims Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is better than his old Manchester United strikers.
In reality Rooney was on the winning end of Messi’s skill in two Champions League finals that Manchester United lost in 2009 and 2011 to Barcelona.
“Ronaldo is cruel, a killer in the box, but Messi will abuse you before he kills you,” Rooney stated in his article on the Sunday Times.
“With Messi you just get the feeling that he’s having more fun, those two have changed the game completely in terms of goal scoring figures, and I don’t think they’ll ever match up.
“I will always choose Messi, given my friendship with Cristiano, that’s the same reason I liked watching Xavi and Scholes.
I can’t recall seeing Messi score when he hit the ball as hard as he might, he just spins them in.”