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Ronaldo reveals the greatest rival of his entire career

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On his return to England, Cristiano Ronaldo sat down with Piers Morgan to discuss his impressive career and his greatest rival. 

Hearing Cristiano Ronaldo talking about his greatest rival is completely unheard of but Piers Morgan managed to get it out of him. The famous British journalist and commentator has a special type of relationship with the Manchester United star. They have shared air time a few times and they even go to dinner together when they have the time. For Piers, Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely the best player in football history.

Especially due to his winning mentality that won’t allow him to think otherwise. In his mind, there is no player better than him but Morgan decided to ask a trick question. As they were sitting at a dinner table with a friend of Ronaldo’s, Morgan decided to ask the question that very few journalists have the courage to ask him. But then again, Piers does have that special bond that allows him to have these liberties when they meet: “Who is the greatest player you ever played against?” Asked Morgan via the Daily Mail.

Ronaldo’s honest response to Piers Morgan. 

As soon as Cristiano heard the question, he didn’t hesitate to respond: “Messi, for sure. He is the best I’ve ever played against. But Piers, you are asking me the wrong question. You should ask me who is the greatest player,” said Cristiano with a grin. At that moment, Piers Morgan agreed that Ronaldo is better than Messi. This entire exchange proves that one star feeds from the other and they keep pushing each other forward.

As we enter one of the last seasons with both of them at the top, nostalgia kicks in when we realize we won’t have them for much longer. Fortunately, we will get to see them both playing at the highest level and in the most important competitions in the world. But we are all craving a new Champions League final where they meet again. It’s funny how many of us thought they could actually play together without knowing they probably enjoy their rivalry far more than that other possibility.