Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand names Barcelona’s Lionel Messi as the very best player he has actually ever dealt with, confessing that the Argentine left him sensation “embarrassed”.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has actually confessed that he was left sensation “embarrassed” by Lionel Messi following the 2011 Champions League final at Wembley.
United dealt with Barcelona in the Champions League final two times in the space of 3 years from 2009 to 2011, with Messi scoring on both celebrations as the Spanish giants triumphed.
Ferdinand has actually now determined the Argentine as the very best player he ever dealt with, and exposed that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s efficiency left him and fellow United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes sensation ashamed.
When asked who his most difficult ever opponent was, Ferdinand informed Copa90: “Messi was a killer. Ronaldinho was unbelievable, a free-flowing magician. With Messi, he ‘d do all of that however there was constantly a goal or an assist at the end of it.
” Barca, they provided us an outright lesson at Wembley. I was standing there viewing them raise the trophy and me, Giggsy and Scholesy were standing together with our turn over our mouths and I stated: ‘I feel ashamed lads’. He [Messi] took liberties.”
Messi has won 4 Champions League titles in all, although the most current of those remained in 2015.