Rooney: Ronaldo is a killer and Messi mastered torture.
Former Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney believes Argentine striker Lionel Messi is better than Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo, despite his friends and comrades to the second at Old Trafford.
Rooney lost with Manchester United two Champions League finals against Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, where Messi scored in the two games.
“Golden Boy,” wrote Sunday, in his column in the British newspaper “Times,”: “Ronaldo is ruthless inside the penalty area, he is a killer … but Messi will torture you before he kills you.”
He added: “With Messi, you get the impression that he is enjoying more … These two players have changed football, in terms of the rate of scoring goals, and I do not think any player can equal their numbers.”
He continued: “Despite my friendship with Cristiano, I will always choose Messi, which is why I enjoyed watching Xavi and Scholes … I do not remember seeing Messi score after he shoots the ball with all his strength, just rolling it.”