"I May Play With Messi, Sell A Lot Of Shirts" – Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo called his arch rival Lionel Messi 'a great guy who does great things for football' as he jokes pair would sell a lot of shirts if they ever played together
Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has said he could possibly play with Lionel Messi in the near future.
According to Ronaldo, they could “sell a lot of shirts” for whatever club they teamed up at.
The 37-year-old stated this in the concluding part of his interview with Piers Morgan.
With Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford uncertain, and Messi in the final year of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, the next step in both players’ careers has been discussed in the media over recent months.
In fact, recently both superstars were linked with a move to Inter Miami, the MLS franchise that David Beckham co-owns and who are managed by Phil Neville.
It is widely expected that United will tear up Ronaldo’s contract before the January transfer window.
However, he also discussed other several wide-ranging issues, including the topic of Messi - with the pair no doubt the greatest players of their generation.
Meanwhile, between 2008 to 2021, Ronaldo and Messi won the Ballon d'Or 12 times out of 13, with Luka Modric in 2018 being the only time neither of them was victorious.
Messi had the edge on Ronaldo, winning the award seven times, compared to Ronaldo's five victories but there is no doubt there is huge mutual respect between the pair.