Guy United star Jesse Lingard chose Juventus super star Cristiano Ronaldo as the footballer whose accomplishments compare to NBA terrific Michael Jordan.

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has actually declared that Juventus icon Cristiano Ronaldo is the Michael Jordan of football. The contrasts made by Lingard between the five-time UCL winner and the six-time NBA champ comes only a couple of days after Juventus protected their ninth successive Serie A title. Lingard was asked to choose one footballer whose achievements would compare with those of Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and the Englishman called Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently won his second Serie A title with the Old woman.

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While speaking to Sky Sports, Jesse Lingard was asked to call a footballer who would match the achievements of Michael Jordan in the 1990s. The Man United midfielder snubbed Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and selected Cristiano Ronaldo instead. Lingard stated, “For everything that Cristiano Ronaldo has actually accomplished in his profession, winning several prizes at different clubs, I ‘d have to say he’s the Michael Jordan of football.”

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Lindgard went on to recall his experiences with Cristiano Ronaldo when the Portuguese star was at Guy United. The 27-year-old confessed, “When he initially concerned England, I wasn’t even a teen but he revealed us some abilities in training. It was the very first time I fulfilled Ronaldo however he was rather skinny at the time”. Lingard declared that he did play versus Ronaldo a few times throughout the years and although the Portuguese star never ever actually troubled the United midfielder on the pitch, his capability was there for everyone to view and appreciate.

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A five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo has actually won 3 Premier League titles in England, 2 LaLiga titles with Real Madrid and 2 Serie A titles with Juventus up until now. Ronaldo also won the UEFA Best Player in Europe on 3 occasions. The 35-year-old tasted success with Portugal four years earlier when his team won Euro 2016.

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In a career with accolades filled to the brim, Michael Jordan is widely considered the best NBA gamer of perpetuity. Aside from winning 6 NBA champions, the 57-year-old was likewise crowned NBA Finals MVP on 6 celebrations. Jordan is likewise a 14-time NBA All-Star and a 10-time NBA scoring champ. NBA sides Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat retired the jersey number 23 in honour of Michael Jordan.