Great Manchester United and England had a sensational career, winning the Premier League, the Champions League, La Liga – among a host of honors – and finishing second in the 1999 Ballon d’Or.
But Messi and Ronaldo are in another league, winning 11 balls between them and dominating the European game for more than a decade.
However, Beckham believes that one player stands above the other – and fans of his former clubs Manchester United and Real Madrid are unlikely to be satisfied with his verdict.
” He [Messi] is alone in his class as a player, there is no way there is another like him, “said Beckham at the Argentinian Telam store.
“He, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who is not at his level, are both above the rest. “
The president of Inter Miami also recalled what it was like to play against Messi in a Champions League match when his career ended with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.
The French giants clashed in Barcelona in the quarterfinals of the competition and were eliminated on away goals with the score of 3-3 after two matches.
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And Messi was largely responsible for the return of the Catalan club tied during the defeat at Camp Nou.
“We were leading before Messi arrived, and once he entered, Barcelona scored,” added Beckham.
“Although I liked playing at this level at my age, I don’t like to lose. Our team played well. In both games, we did things that we should be proud of.
“We didn’t lose against Barcelona, and that’s something that should motivate us. “
Although Beckham’s dream in the Champions League ended in Messi’s hands, he won a Ligue 1 winner medal before hanging up his boots at the end of the 2012-13 season.