Ferguson praises Ronaldo, says he is more adaptable than Messi

Dublin: Manchester United’s former coach Alex Ferguson today stated that the Real Madrid’s star striker Cristiano Ronaldo is a more adaptable footballer than FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

Ferguson coached Ronaldo at United between 2003 and 2009. Ronaldo and Messi have been routinely pitted against each other as to determine who is the best footballer in recent times.

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“When the ball is at Messi’s feet it is like he is wearing slippers. But there is a difference between Messi and Ronaldo and I’ll tell you what it is,” Ferguson was quoted as saying by the Irish Independent on Tuesday.

“I think Messi is a Barcelona player but Ronaldo could be playing for Stockport County and he would score a hat-trick. He is brilliant in the air and he has two feet.”

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