Marco van Basten has given his opinion on whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the superior player.

The Netherlands legend was speaking in Corriere della Sera when asked about Ronaldo and Messi.

He replied, “Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player, but whoever says he is better than Messi doesn’t understand football or says it in bad faith.

“Messi is unique, inimitable and one-off. Such players only occur once every fifty or one hundred years.”

Van Basten enjoys that both Messi and Ronaldo are playing at such a high level after turning thirty, “I actually stopped at the age of 28 and had won three Ballon d’Ors. See where Ronaldo and Messi are now, after their thirties.”

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