Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has confirmed his take on the debate over the the greatest of all-time (GOAT) between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi rocked the world once again on Tuesday night when he assisted and scored as Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 to reach the Cup final for the second time in eight years. of the world.
La Pulga, who was logically elected man of the match, delighted football fans and made many change their minds in the eternal debate around him and his best enemy Cristiano Ronaldo.
But also to reinforce certain legends like Wayne Rooney who, although having played for several years with CR7 at Old Trafford, always thought he was stronger than the Portuguese.
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After Tuesday night’s semi-fiunal, the English legend retweeted one of his tweets dating back to March 7, 2012, the night of a Champions League round of 16 match in which Lionel Messi slammed a quintuple against Bayer Leverkusen in a a landslide 7-2 victory for FC Barcelona.
That day, Rooney wrote the following sentence: “Messi is a joke. For me, the best ever”.
And on Tuesday, he reiterated those words from 10 years ago, saying, “Nothing has changed”.
A choice ultimately not surprising when we know the nature of the particularly tense relationship between the two men in recent years.