Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton would love to see Barcelona star Lionel Messi playing for the Reds. But Sir Bobby accepts it is futile to covet the little genius.

He told the Daily Express: "Messi would be great for anybody... great playing for anyone. I doubt very much whether anybody will ever prise him away from Barcelona but, if they could, they are getting the best player in the world. It is there for all to see and he is just a wonderful, wonderful player."