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Man Utd Legend Chooses Messi Over Ronaldo

Manchester United's most decorated player ever has surprised many with his apparent answer to the age-old debate as to who the better player is between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Red Devils legend Ryan Giggs, who won no fewer than 34 major titles during his time at Old Trafford, waded into the famous debate when he was asked to choose between the two global superstars recently, and surprised many with his response.

"Obviously, I lean towards Ronaldo a little bit because I played with him and saw him develop as a player," he told DAZN.

"… But Messi is a genius, he's a once-in-a-lifetime player. It's as simple as that."

Click through the gallery below to see some other players who have chosen Messi over Ronaldo in the past!

Giggs, who is currently the manager of the Wales national team, and Ronaldo played together at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009, a period during which the club won three Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League trophy.

Read: 'Ronaldo Must Be Considered One Of The Greatest Ever'

The Juventus superstar is one of 30 players who have been nominated for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award, alongside newly crowned The Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year Messi and UEFA Men's Footballer of the Year Virgil van Dijk.

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