Ander Herrera, the latest player to be involved in the Ronaldo-Messi debate, who is the “G.O.A.T”


Ander Herrera is well positioned to judge in the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo debate and the former Manchester United midfielder has sided with his current friend.

The Spaniard spent last season with the Argentine at PSG after joining the French club from United in 2019. His time at Old Trafford may not have coincided with any of Ronaldo’s seasons there, but he played alongside others – most mostly Wayne Rooneyn – who knew what it was like to accompany the Portuguese star on the attack.

Herrera, who turns 33 in August, has seen colleague Messi receive criticism for failing to maintain his previous levels since moving to Ligue 1. However, the former Athletic Bilbao star has taken the South American side. in one of football’s longest debates.
Messi scored just six goals in the league for PSG after joining the club from Barcelona, ​​and 11 in all competitions. These were the lowest figures since joining Barcelona when the Argentine was still a teenager, but Herrera rushed to defend his colleague.

“You are looking for 50 goals a season,” Herrera told AS. “From there, if you don’t mark them, people talk.”


“We must not forget that Leo has had the all-time record in Ligue 1 – he has hit the post 10 times! “If he had scored 10 more goals, it would have been a very good season for Leon.”
Ronaldo, like Messi, was on the move last summer. He surpassed his longtime rival, scoring 24 times with United colors after returning to the club he first left in 2009, but Herrera continued to support Messi.

“For me, he is the best of all time, without any discussion,” he continued. “Now I admire him even more for the way he manages his daily life with total humility, (and) always with a smile for people.”

While Messi’s record in front of goal was not at his Barcelona level, he again scored the goal that sealed the title for PSG. He scored 40 or more goals in a season on eight occasions for Barça, culminating in 73 – including 50 in La Liga alone in the 2011-12 season.