The current Red Devils frontman is a big fan of the two superstar performers who have 11 Ballons d’Or between them
Mason Greenwood made his choice in the Long-standing debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with the young Manchester United putting aside club allegiances.
The current Red Devils forward is a big fan of the two superstar artists, who shared 11 Ballons d’Or between them.
Fostering one or the other in any discussion isn’t an easy task, given what each has accomplished in remarkable careers, but personal preferences can help separate Argentinian magic from Portuguese power.
What was said?
Asked during a question-and-answer session on United’s official site To make his selection, Greenwood said: “For me it always has to be Messi. He’s just on another planet.
“Ronaldo is obviously amazing, a great athletic physique footballer, but doing what Messi does at his height, what he did for Barcelona and winning this trophy [Copa America] for Argentina, it’s just on another level. “
Who else does Greenwood admire?
Overlooking Ronaldo, given his close ties to United, may come as a surprise, but Greenwood admits be inspired by another.
He added his favorite skill, which was once the favorite of iconic Brazil international striker: “My favorite skill move was jumping and I still use it to this day.
“It’s my favorite skill move. I used to watch Brazilian Ronaldo because he always shot one on goalkeepers and defenders.
“I was training in the parks and all that and I was doing it in practice sessions and then it would lead to games. Now it’s just stuck with me, it’s a little skill move that I practice. . “”
Greenwood is, at just 19 years old, carving his own career at the highest level.
He has plenty of sports heroes to turn to for advice, one of them being a big United fan with eight Olympic gold medals.
Pressed to find out who he would most like to meet, Greenwood said: “A celebrity in the world? For me it must be Usain Bolt. I loved my athleticism when I was younger. I loved watching him with my parents. and two sisters. He’s a good inspiration, a world leader at what he did. He’s probably him. “