Did Lionel Messi Defy Sir Alex Ferguson’s Theory in the Messi vs Ronaldo Debate?

Lionel Messi’s consistent standout performances in the American continent are dispelling the reservations many people once had concerning the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.

This shift also includes legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s perspective in the context of comparing Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo.

As a result, Inter Miami have secured a spot in the CONCACAF Champions Cup by virtue of their qualification for the league’s cup final, marking yet another groundbreaking achievement within the club’s five-year history.

Proving himself beyond the comforts of Barcelona was a feat some questioned whether Messi could accomplish, even including the esteemed Sir Alex Ferguson among the sceptics.

Back then, Messi had solely represented one club, Barcelona, in La Liga. On the other hand, Ronaldo had an extensive history, playing for Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, Manchester United in England, Real Madrid in Spain, and Juventus in Italy.

Ronaldo’s remarkable journey encompassed not only various countries and clubs, but his exceptional performance in each league underscored his extraordinary skill and adaptability, demonstrating his prowess across diverse countries and competitions.

Ferguson on Messi vs Ronaldo

According to The Mirror, Ex-Manchester United’s iconic manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, shared his thoughts in 2015 on the highly debated Messi vs Ronaldo topic, stating:

People say, ‘Who is the best player in the world?’ And plenty of people quite rightly say Messi – you can’t dispute that opinion. But Ronaldo could play for Millwall, Queens Park Rangers, Doncaster Rovers… anyone, and score a hat-trick in a game. I’m not sure Messi could do it. Ronaldo’s got two feet; he’s quick, great in the air, he’s brave – Messi’s brave, of course. I think Messi’s a Barcelona player.”


The sheer numbers Messi has amassed since entering the league have shattered this notion.

Leo Messsi has played 11 matches for Inter Miami, the Argentine has netted 11 goals and provided 5 assists.

He also won League Cup, he was the best player in the tournament and the first ever trophy for his new club. It should be noted that Inter Miami are the worst team in the MLS before Messi joined them. Recently, they defeated the reigning champions of the MLS(LAFC) at home, the match ended 3-1.

It’s a great feeling that SAF is alive to eat his words, this old man is a glorified local champion. He managed one club throughout his career, yet he has a problem with a player playing solely for a club. What an hypocrite!! This is the same Messi that cost his team 2 UEFA champions league finals.