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Fergie: Messi Is Better Than Maradona Was

While many have argued over who the best Argentine footballer ever between Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi is, it has now reportedly been revealed which side of the debate former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sat on.
The two footballing greats have long been the attention of comparisons and debate regarding which of them can rightly be considered the greatest player ever to hail from Argentina.
Scottish football journalist Jonathan Northcroft has now shed light on which side of the debate Ferguson seemingly sat on in a recent article in The TImes commemorating the late Hugh McIlvanney.
"With rising intensity, Hugh (McIlvanney) and Graeme Souness debated whether Lionel Messi (Souness' pick) is greater than Diego Maradona (Hugh's)," Northcroft wrote in The Times.
"An exasperated Souness had to finally beseech: 'Look, I played against Maradona five times and I'm telling you – Messi'.
"Hugh growled back: 'I don’t care who you played against. It's Diego.'
"Told of this, 'I would side with Souness on that one, Maradona's career at the very top was only a few years,' Ferguson said."
Many consider Maradona the greatest player ever to hail from Argentina based on the fact that he led them to the World Cup title in 1986 – a feat Messi came close to repeating in 2014 when he guided La Albiceleste to the final, but they fell short, losing 1-0 to Germany.
Do you agree with the former United boss? Who do you consider the greater footballer, Maradona or Messi? Let us know in the comments section below.



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