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Rooney: Why Messi Would Win Another Ballon d'Or In Manchester

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney believes that Lionel Messi would win another Ballon d'Or if he came to Manchester.

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The FC Barcelona superstar is at the centre of one of the biggest transfer sagas of all time, after revealing that he wants to leave the Spanish giants.

Fans would have been hoping to see Messi hang up his boots at Camp Nou after progressing through the academy and rising to unimaginable fame, however, he now looks set to head elsewhere.

Rooney believes that a move to the United States would not do the Argentine any good, as he could still add the world's most prestigious personal trophy to his cabinet for a seventh time.

Messi has been linked with both Manchester giants, along with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan, and Rooney has explained why the Premier League should be his chosen destination.

“He could come to the Premier League and be a Player of the Year. One million per cent," he is quoted as saying by TalkSPORT, according to the Daily Star.

"If he surrounds himself with Bruno Fernandes or Kevin De Bruyne he could win a seventh Ballon d’Or, which would be incredible."

Rooney then reiterated that he believes Messi is the best he has seen, ahead of his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

"I know he’s getting older but he’s a player who no one has seen before. Messi has everything – he can create goals, score goals, dictate the game and is the best player of all time. He’s one of the only players I’ve sat there and watched and been in awe.

"Him and Cristiano Ronaldo have set a standard which I don’t think we will ever see again but, for me, Messi is just different level.

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"The United States shouldn’t be in his mind because he’s too good."

Would you like to see Messi in Manchester, and if so, which club? Let us know in the comments section below.

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