'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'
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.
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."
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.
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