2022-11-25 07:21:00

'Never been a Ronaldo fan, always go for Messi' - John Obi Mikel slams Portugal forward over Manchester United exit

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By Dennis Mabuka
  • Former Nigeria captain picks Messi over Ronaldo
  • Describes Ronaldo's Man United exit as horrible
  • Both legends in Qatar playing probably their last World Cup

WHAT HAPPENED? The 37-year-old Ronaldo is currently a free agent after his contract was terminated by Manchester United.

The 35-year-old Mikel, who played for a host of clubs in Europe, most significantly Chelsea, has picked his favourite between Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and explained why he doesn't particularly like the Portugal forward.

WHAT HE SAID: Ive never been a Ronaldo fan really, Obi Mikel told Dubai Eye in an interview.

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