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'Are you Messi in disguise?' - I don't think so says Dundee United's Mackay-Steven

Dundee United supporters have recently been using a chant directed at young gun Gary Mackay-Steven asking if he is Lionel Messi in disguise.

The 21-year old Scottish winger has been producing some impressive displays for the Tangerines in recent times and the dazzling nature of game style has United fans comparing him to the Barcelona ace.

But Mackay-Steven admits the calls of 'Are you Messi in disguise?' are way too premature and doubts he will ever reach anywhere near the level of the brilliant Argentine.

"I heard the fans chanting and I'm a bit embarrassed because you see what Messi does every week. He's in a league of his own, the best player in the world and possibly ever," he said.

"I like watching Messi because the things he does with the ball are amazing.

"It's nice to hear the fans saying that but it has given the lads in the dressing room plenty of ammunition.

"They give me a lot of stick. They've been calling me Lionel every day. And some of them are even saying they'll be chanting 'GMS' in the Nou Camp soon.

"But it's all good fun and I wouldn't want to name names because they're all as bad as each other.

"I try to take players on like Messi and of course you watch these guys to pick up tips but I'm a million miles away from that level."

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Andrew Slevison
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