Wayne Rooney chose his side in the Messi-Ronaldo debate, saying that even though Cristiano Ronaldo is lethal inside the box, Messi is more dangerous everywhere on the pitch.
The Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi saga has been going on for more than a decade. You can be sure that fans will be bickering over this even when the two players hang up their boots. But it’s not just fans who voice their opinion on the debate; it’s current and former players as well.
One such player is England and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney. “Wazza” as many people like to call him, is one of the most iconic figures in English football. Rooney and Ronaldo were teammates at Manchester United for five years. The Englishman and the Portuguese sensation formed a diabolical duo at Old Trafford. they won many different accolades including a Champions League title.
But recently, Rooney has provided his opinion on who’s better between his ex-teammate and Messi,” I played with Ronaldo in Manchester, but Messi is better. Ronaldo is more ruthless inside the penalty box, but Messi is more dangerous everywhere.”
Rooney’s comments are sure to piss off some factions of both Ronaldo and Manchester United fans. The ex-Real Madrid star is at his second stint at Old Trafford. Despite his team’s lack of success on the pitch, Ronaldo has gone onto score more than 20 goals across all competitions this season. Before joining Real Madrid, Ronaldo spent 6-years at Old Trafford. He scored 118 times in 242 games.
Messi, who spent the entirety of his career at Barcelona joined Paris Saint Germain last year. But his form ahs dipped, and he looks like a very faded shadow of his former self. There have rumors about a potential return to Barcelona.