Ronaldo vs Messi: Van Gaal reveals his choice

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Former Manchester United head coach, Louis van Gaal, has weighed in on the Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi GOAT debate.

Ronaldo and Messi continue to split the opinions of footballing figures and fans alike despite already being in the twilight of their respective careers.

Both players have won 12 Ballon d’Or awards between themselves.

Commenting on Messi and Ronaldo, Van Gaal said he preferred Ronaldo because he is more of a team player than Messi.

Van Gaal told Onda Cero: “And the big question, [Lionel] Messi or Cristiano [Ronaldo]? The best players of this period are Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Choosing between them is difficult.

“Ronaldo has more results than Messi in titles. Messi has more individual awards, but Ronaldo is more of a team player.

“So you’ve to choose, I am more of a team coach than an individual player. Messi may be the best football player, but you have to play as a team.”

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