Manchester United legend Eric Cantona is in awe of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Messi struck five goals in the rout of Bayer Leverkusen this week.

Cantona said: "Messi's play maintains a piece of his childhood and you see that when he is playing in front of thousands of people, there is a moment when he feels like a star.

"The great players are those who retain the ingenuity of a child."

Cantona added: "I have always thought that Barcelona's play was incredible but Messi's play is exceptional."