Thomas Muller explains why he rates Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Lionel Messi

Thomas Muller explains why he rates Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Lionel Messi

Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller has explained why he rates Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Lionel Messi.

Messi and Ronaldo are obviously legends of the game and has sparked different ideas among fans, players and managers when both are compared against each other.

Muller has weighed into the famous debate and picked the Manchester United forward ahead of Messi because of the previous encounters he had with the Portuguese star didn’t end as planned.

Thomas Muller Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi

On choosing between Messi and Ronaldo, Muller told ESPN: “I go for Ronaldo. Against Messi I have a good statistic, against Ronaldo, not that good.”

Muller lost several Champions League battles to Cristiano Ronaldo during the Portuguese star’s time with Real Madrid but the same cannot be said of his encounters against Messi, given one of his most iconic moments against the Argentine ended in a 8-2 win.

Bayern Munich will welcome Barcelona at Allianz Arena on Tuesday night in the Champions League and Muller, who turns 33 today, will look to help his side maintain their perfect start to their European campaign.