Lionel Messi weighs in on Ronaldo’s second spell at Manchester United

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The Argentine superstar gave his view on how his long-time rival has performed at Man Utd this season.

PSG star Lionel Messi has offered his thoughts on how his long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo has fared in his second spell at Manchester United.

Messi and Ronaldo switched clubs in the summer, with the former joining Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer and the latter returning to Man Utd.

Both superstars have shown signs of struggles in their new clubs however Messi feels that the Portuguese forward has adapted well in the Premier League.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner said (h/t Sports Bible): “United is a very strong team with great players.

“Cristiano already knew the club, but it’s in another stage and now he has adapted in an impressive way. From the beginning, he has scored goals as always and had no problems adapting. 

“In the Premier League it is not as good as we all thought, but it is a very difficult and even competition in which things take a lot of turns. After December it changes a lot and anything can happen.”

When asked whether he was missing the rivalry with Ronaldo, Messi replied: It’s been a long time since we stopped competing in the same league. We competed individually and as a team for the same goals. 

“It was a very beautiful stage for us and also for the people because they enjoyed it very much. It is a beautiful memory that will remain in the history of football.”

Messi managed to break his drought by scoring his first goal for PSG in Ligue 1 against Nantes at the weekend.

On the other hand, goals have dried up for Ronaldo in the Premier League though he is arguably the best player in an otherwise dull-looking Manchester United side.