Manchester United and FC Barcelona: Two Teams That Look Alike – Recap

Isaac Asante@isaacasanteCorrespondent IIJune 8, 2009

(For previous parts of this article, please go to Lionel Messi’s Fan Site, at )

This article recapitulates all its previous parts, which can be read at LM10 and WR. In other words, it demonstrates all what Manchester United and FC Barcelona have in common, thus, in the following sections of this article, we compare both teams’ resembling moments, as well as their strengths in attack.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: Two great stars

Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been regarded as the two best players in the world. Surely, it is unquestionable that these men have got talents, and in fact, it is not very common to find young, gifted players like this.

As a result, Manchester United and FC Barcelona can boast about the precious forces that they possess in their attack.

Ronaldo is currently the world’s most admired No. 7 player, and most of the praise he gets come from fans who are impressed by his moves, in addition to his goalscoring ability. The United ace was able to score 42 goals in the 2007-08 season, and having been able to get most of the public’s attention, Ronaldo went on to win the Golden Ball award and the Fifa Player of the years prize.

Certainly, Cristiano Ronaldo is a good player; however, the task of finding another player like him didn’t look like the impossible. This was just the case for FC Barcelona, as their young forward Lionel Messi was capable of developing his skills to become one of the world’s most valuable players.

Messi is often regarded Maradona’s successor, and truthfully, this is not very surprising. Lionel Messi’s control over the ball is truly a wonder, and his abilities of making intelligent trough balls and scoring goals are clearly unquestionable. Leo got 38 goals, and assisted over 25 goals for his club last season; therefore, such an accomplishment explains how he was able to get that much trophies in a single season.

Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney: Two influential No. 10 playmakers

Lionel Messi cannot only be compared to Ronaldo. Among stars such as Aguero, Iniesta, Gerrard, and others, Messi’s best match could be Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.

Both Messi and Rooney wear the No. 10 jersey on the pitch, and it is true that the influence they impose have been very useful to their teams—even if Messi’s power seems to be superior to Rooney’s…

For much more on this article with the next chapter: “Two trebles in one season”, including videos and pics, please visit the home page of Lionel Messi’s fan site (LM10), or Wayne Rooney’s fan site (WR).

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Written by Isaac Asante

Editor of LM10 and WR