Man Utd legend Cantona in awe of 5-goal Barcelona star Messi

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."

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