Arsenal legend Pires: Real Madrid's Ronaldo better than Messi

Arsenal legend Robert Pires rates Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Arsenal legend Robert Pires rates Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Pires, who had a spell in Spain with Villarreal, believes Ronaldo has more improvement in him compared with Messi.

He said: "For me, there is Messi and Ronaldo, then below them are the others.

"But I love Ronaldo, I think he has more potential. People have to let him play quietly. He always has a lot on his back and that cannot be easy. He's not a machine, he's just a player."

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