Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has weighed in on the debate that has consumed world football for what feels like a lifetime and unsurprisingly opted for Cristiano Ronaldo, as reported by BBC Sport.
Ferguson coached the Real Madrid player during his time at Man United, during which the pair won both the Champions League and Premier League.
The Scot’s reasons for choosing Ronaldo over Messi lean on the fact that he believes the former to be a more versatile player. Ferguson argued that while his former player could score a hat-trick at any club, the same could not be said for Lionel Messi.
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Commentators and fans alike may balk at such comments and cite the two players diverging forms since Christmas in support of the diminutive Argentine. Either way, it’s safe to say that the debate will rumble on.
Sir Alex Ferguson was speaking to the BBC at the snooker World Championships, an excerpt of which can be seen here: