Man Utd legend Law: Messi just like Best, Robben rolled over at Chelsea

Manchester United legend Denis Law has likened Barcelona star Lionel Messi to former teammate George Best.

Manchester United legend Denis Law has likened Barcelona star Lionel Messi to former teammate George Best.

Law feels their European Cup winning team would have run Barca close in last season's Champions League final.

Law said of Best: "I couldn’t give him a great deal of advice. I enjoy a beer and a glass of wine at night-time, when the curtains are drawn, but not in the morning. It was sad to see with George.

"He had all the qualities a great player has — doesn’t give up, gets kicked, whacked, doesn’t stay out of the fray, scores goals.

“He had courage. When I watched Barcelona play United at Wembley last season they reminded of the old days. Lionel Messi got knocked down, got back up.

"He didn’t roll around like Arjen Robben, the Dutch guy who was at Chelsea, who could roll back to Amsterdam.

“We [the Best, Law, Charlton team] would have done reasonably well against Barcelona but they played some lovely football. I enjoy watching United."

 

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