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Messi the best player of all time can win 7th Ballon d'Or In England - Rooney

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The erstwhile Manchester United player, Wayne Rooney, has predicted that the embattled Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi could win a seventh Ballon d’Or if he eventually joins Manchester City or the Red Devils this summer.

It is to be noted that Messi’s future at Barcelona is uncertain after the 33-year-old surprised Barca board on Tuesday night when he asked for his contract, which has one year still to run, to be terminated under an end-of-season release clause.

The Argentine captain had drawn the interest of many European top clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan in the past few days.

But Rooney, who is now filling a player-coach role at Derby County, believes Messi can also win the Premier League Best Player of the Season playing alongside Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne at Etihad or Man United’s Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford.

“I know he’s getting older, but he’s a player who no-one has seen before,” Rooney told talkSPORT.

“Messi has everything – he can create goals, score goals, dictate the game and is the best player of all time.

“He’s one of the only players I have sat there and watched and been in awe.

“He and Cristiano Ronaldo have set a standard which I do not think will ever be seen again but, for me, Messi is just on a different level.”

“The United States shouldn’t be in his mind because he’s too good,” Rooney added.

“He could come to the Premier League and be a Player of the Year. One million per cent.

“If he surrounds himself with Bruno Fernandes [at Man United] or Kevin De Bruyne [at Man City], he could win a seventh Ballon d’Or.”



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WAYNE ROONEY GAVE A SURPRISING REPLY WHEN ASKED WHO'S BETTER BETWEEN MESSI AND RONALDO

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It seems as though moving across the Atlantic Ocean isn't enough to save footballers being asked who's better out of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Wayne Rooney was presented with the age-old debate on an American radio show on Monday.

The Manchester United legend made his DC United debut at the weekend after completing his summer switch from Everton. Rooney came on as a second-half substitute and impressed in just over half an hour on the pitch, notching an assist as his new side beat Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1. Appearing on the Pardon My Take podcast on Monday, Rooney was asked who's the better player between Ronaldo and Messi. "Messi," replied Rooney instantly, surprising the radio hosts with the speed of his answer. "Yeah I think I've said this before but they're both probably the best two players to ever play the game. "I just think Messi is, in my eyes, the greatest ever." The answer may surprise fans given Rooney and Ronaldo played together at United for five seasons, winning three Premier League titles and a Champions League.

 

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Dybala Beat CR7 To Win Serie A Best Player

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The Argentine playmaker; Paulo Dybala has been named Serie A Most Valuable Player for the 2019-20 season after playing a great role in Juventus’ successful ninth title and his popular teammate Cristiano Ronaldo missed out in the list of individual honours.

Dybala scored 11 goals and provided six assists in the league as the Bianconeri were crowned champions in Italy for a ninth successive year.

The Argentina international came out on top of the rankings, according to Stats Perform statistical surveys aided by tracking data. Information was collected from Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana games, as well as Serie A.

Ronaldo scored 31 goals for Juve but the Portuguese was pipped to the best forward award by Ciro Immobile, who equalled Gonzalo Higuain’s competition record for goals in a single season with 36 for Lazio.

There was further success for the champions, however, as Wojciech Szczesny was named best goalkeeper, with Inter’s Stefan de Vrij the top defender.

Alejandro Gomez was rewarded for helping Atalanta finish third for a second successive season, the Argentine playmaker announced as the leading midfielder.

Dejan Kulusevski, meanwhile, was named young player of the season after impressing on loan at Parma.

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Messi, Ronaldo, Modric And Others Make 30 Man Ballon D'Or List

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Here is the names of the 30 man list announced for this year Ballond'Or. The winner will be declared on December 3rd 2018 in Paris France.

Men’s award:  

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)   

Alisson Becker (Liverpool)   

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)   

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)   

Edinson Cavani (PSG)   

Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)   

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)   

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)   

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)   

Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)   

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)   

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)   

Isco (Real Madrid)   

Harry Kane (Tottenham)   

N’golo Kanté (Chelsea)   

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)   

Mario Mandzukic (Juventus)   

Sadio Mané (Liverpool)  

Marcelo (Real Madrid)  

Kylian Mbappé (PSG)   

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)  

Luka Modric (Real Madrid)  

Neymar (PSG)  

Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid)  

Paul Pogba (Manchester United)  

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)  

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)  

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)  

Luis Suárez (Barcelona)  

Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)

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