Former Real Madrid great David Beckham believes Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United.
Both Messi and Ronaldo were praised by the former Man Utd player, but the Argentine captain was in a league of his own.
He believes Ronaldo is not on the same level as Messi, and that both Ballon d’Or winners are superior to all others.
“Messi is unique in his class as a player; there is no one else like him,” Beckham told Argentine publication Telam.
“He, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who is not at his level, are both above the rest.”
When PSG met Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals in 2013, Beckham and Messi were pitted against each other.
Speaking about Messi’s impact, he said: “We were leading before Messi came in, and once he came in, Barcelona scored.”