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'Man Utd Need A Messi Or Ronaldo To Win UCL'

'Manchester United Need A Lionel Messi Or Cristiano Ronaldo To Win The UEFA Champions League'

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 28, 2017 05:45 PM @KurtLaduma

English giants Manchester United need a superstar such as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in order to win the UEFA Champions League, according to a former Red Devil.

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Former United defender Rio Ferdinand praised his former club after their 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, but feels the team needs a superstar with the status of a Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar to win the competition.

"Power and speed has been brought into this Manchester United team, but you need more than that to win the Champions League – you need a superstar in your team to be the go-to guy when things are tight," he told BT Sport.

"If you look at the Real Madrid team that have won it in recent seasons, they've had a Cristiano Ronaldo and lately Isco, or Barcelona had Lionel Messi and Neymar.

"You need a star player and Man United have got players that could become that, but we need to find out who that will be and if they can reach that level.

"Winning the trophies Man United did last season is good experience for this squad, and with the age of the players, there's plenty of potential there, but there are still steps to go."

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Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial and a brace from Romelu Lukaku handed United the win in midweek, leaving Jose Mourinho's side with six points after two UCL matches.

Do you agree with Ferdinand's sentiments? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Oct 04, 2017 02:12 AM
United need Someone who will carry the team on he's shoulder
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Martin Mavicks Sep 30, 2017 02:40 PM
siyabuka nje sina Ibra kutsi utsin loMadara lo...
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Melizwe17@K4L Sep 30, 2017 11:05 AM
Very true
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musah005 Sep 29, 2017 07:41 PM
Mou won the UCL with Porto and Inter, there was no messi or ronaldo type
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TrueLegend Sep 29, 2017 05:07 PM
Maybe
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robbenwabayen Sep 29, 2017 03:41 PM
he is ryt no 1 is better than those two players Ronaldo and messi.i am glad to be in the same generation with them so i wil b witness for these in feauture
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Naked_Runner Sep 29, 2017 11:33 AM
I disagree with Rio on this one, when you have Mourinho on the bench anything is possible. Man U are a well balanced team. They are the best in the EPL currently if you ask me, just get Mourinho to the quarter-finals then you will see....
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Masbu999 Sep 29, 2017 10:03 AM
Reaching the semis and winning or coming 2nd in the league will be a good season for United. The Champs League is a stretch to far.
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Dancle Sep 29, 2017 09:26 AM
Mxn cr7 n massesi wer once lyk rashford martial micky lukaaku lingard b4 they cam wer they are so rio shut up
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#eddie Sep 29, 2017 06:27 AM
Who cares!?!
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Cow95 Sep 29, 2017 12:06 AM
Mxm udizzy lo,we will win the UCL this season without a superstar
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O_TH KHOSI Sep 28, 2017 11:23 PM
Zlatan is a superstar,if he hears this he will respond to Mr talkative rio
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Flipping lyf Sep 28, 2017 09:57 PM
Everyone is intitle to own opinion u know wat i mean mr rio man red can win it dis season with special one on the wheel i've no doubt about it red devils a on fire#BIG FAN OF MAN UNITED FOREVER
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alizebucs1986 Sep 28, 2017 09:29 PM
Last time Man Utd won Champs League CR7 was their player
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Faysal Sep 28, 2017 09:14 PM
Dreams
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da esh32 Sep 28, 2017 08:34 PM
Tht not th truth....
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@El Professor Sep 28, 2017 07:21 PM
Chelsea hv won it without messi an ronaldo so as buyern munich an Juventus an interMilan an Milan so they ar nt dat special at all so Man united can do it i trust them
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Golden Boots Sep 28, 2017 06:33 PM
They need more than that!

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