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Man Utd midfielder Nemanja Matic: Ronaldo or Messi

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is reluctant to rule on whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is the better player.

Speaking with Omnisport, Matic was asked the big question.

He said, “If you ask my son, Ronaldo [is better than Messi].

“They are different, they are different. Ronaldo, of course, he had talent but most of his success, he made because of his hard work.

“Messi is talented. I'm not saying that he didn't work, for sure he worked, but they are different.

“For me it is hard to say who is the best. I think that over the last 15 years, they're both the best.

“Some people may say Messi, some Ronaldo but for me they've been at the same level for 15 years.

“What they are doing is very hard, to keep that level for 15 years. It's not easy to always be the best.

“I don't know who is better from those two players, but I'm sure both of them are maybe the best players in football history."

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