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Things turned sour at Sky Sports Studios as Gary Neville called Cristiano Ronaldo the greatest footballer to ever live.

Ronaldo made a brilliant second debut for Manchester United as his two goals helped them to a 4-1 win over Newcastle.


Of course, Ronaldo had an impact on the game. It was just meant to be

The Portuguese’s exploits at Old Trafford sparked yet another episode about who is the greatest of all time – Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

Of Ronaldo, Neville said in Monday Night Football: “I just feel with the international goalscoring records, the Champions Leagues and the variety of goals he’s scored, I have to think he’s the most. great football player of all time. “

Jamie Carragher had none of that, responding: “No one is a big fan of Ronaldo or Messi. Ronaldo is not the greatest player of all time.

“No matter how a ball goes into the net… Messi has a better goal record than Ronaldo. He’s also a playmaker, Messi can make a game, Ronaldo can’t.

Gary Neville says Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest player of all time

Neville has supported his former teammate while Carragher is the Messi team

Carragher referred to the start of Neville’s argument that Ronaldo is the player he would most like to replace on the pitch as a manager, claiming that Messi has scored more goals coming off the bench.

The ex-Liverpool man added: “Maybe Ronaldo can do things Messi can’t do, but Messi takes you to a place where you can’t really believe what you see.

“Ronaldo is doing things that other players can do… Messi is doing things that we have never seen before.”

It’s fair to say that the debate ended with Neville and Carragher agreeing to disagree. But there is no doubt that there is a feel-good factor at Man United with Ronaldo’s return.

Fans will dream that he will be the one to guide them to a first Premier League title in eight years, but Neville is not convinced that will happen this quarter, even though he considers him the greatest player of all. time.

Neville added, “He makes the team better… he makes them more likely to win the title than they were three weeks ago.

“Something in me tells me that I don’t think he will make them the team that will take them to the title this season.”

Gary Neville says Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest player of all time


As winner, Ronaldo will aim for top prizes at Man United

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