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How Ronaldo Responded To 'Messi Is Better Than You' Taunts At Man Utd

Former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has always backed himself as the best player in world football, and it has now reportedly been revealed how he responded to teammates at Manchester United who said Lionel Messi was better than him.

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Former England striker Peter Crouch recently released his highly-anticipated autobiography called How To Be A Footballer, in which he shares some funny anecdotes and talks about his professional career in general.

In the book, the 37-year-old revealed a story ex-Red Devil Rio Ferdinand shared with him about former United attacker Ronaldo, who his then colleagues would tease by saying he is not as good as Messi.

"Rio Ferdinand would tell us stories about how Cristiano Ronaldo would stand in front of the mirror naked, running his hand through his hair, and say, 'Wow. I'm so beautiful!'"

"The other United players would try to wind him up. 'Whatever. Leo Messi is a better player than you.'

"And he would shrug his shoulders and smile again. 'Ah yes. But Messi does not look like this…'"

Ronaldo has been compared to the Argentine from early on in his career, and the rivalry seemingly intensified when he moved to Real in 2009.

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The two forwards have since won five Ballons d'Or each, and might challenge one another for the prize again later this year.

Do you think his rivalry with Messi has been a constant source of motivation for Ronaldo? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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