Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that Lionel Messi is better than Argentine football legend Diego Maradona. According to Ferguson, the fact that Messi spent more time in the spotlight than Maradona is enough to rate him ahead of his Argentine counterpart.
Ferguson made this known in an interview with The Times to honour legendary sportswriter, Hugh McIlvanney.
When asked to choose between Messi and Maradona, he said:
“Told of this, I would side with Souness, who said Mess is a better player than Maradona on that one.”
“Maradona’s career at the very top was only a few years.”
“But I can imagine Hugh’s response. You don’t know what you’re talking about!’ While blowing a big puff of smoke in your face, lighting another stogie and speaking with that wonderful, rasping voice.”