Lionel Messi speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance at Man United

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi has revealed that he admires his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo and how he has ‘adapted’ at Old Trafford since joining the Red Devil’s from Juventus.

The Argentine also believes his rivalry with the Portuguese will go down as a ‘beautiful memory’ in football history.

Ronaldo has scored 12 goals for United this season having completed a move back to Old Trafford on deadline day.

And Messi has been impressed by the immediate impact the Portugal captain has made this term, while he, Messi, has not scored enough league goals to equal his rival in comparison.

Messi, asked what he thinks about Ronaldo’s start, told Marca: “United is a very strong team with great players. Cristiano already knew the club, but it’s in another stage and now he has adapted in an impressive way.

“From the beginning, he has scored goals as always and had no problems adapting.

“In the Premier League it is not as good as we all thought, but it is a very difficult and even competition in which things take a lot of turns.

“After December it changed a lot and anything can happen. But he has proved his critics wrong”

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