Ex Manchester United striker hails Lionel Messi as the best in MLS

Lionel Messi is still considered the best player in the world, and he is still going strong at the age of 36. Nowadays, he plies his trade for MLS side Inter Miami for whom he has been very impressive. He is one of the best players in the American League, and one person has very high praise for the player as well.

Former Manchester United striker and Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate Giuseppe Rossi was full of praise for the Argentine. In an interview with DAZN, he said Messi will be the best player in the MLS for many years to come: “if you look at him on the pitch, he could be 80 years old and still be the best player on the field in the MLS. Everyone loves to see him because he is the greatest of all time.”

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He also believes that once he finally retires, it will be huge trouble for the league. He voiced his concern that the MLS will feel a massive void after Messi leaves them: “if you look at the TV rights and the merchandise it has skyrocketed, everything is going just as they planned it. The problem is that when he’s done and he wants to hang up his boots, who is going to fill that void in the MLS? I feel like that is going to be a problem.”

Indeed, Messi has become the face of the league and the departure of a player of such magnitude will always leave an impact.

What did Lionel Messi say about his retirement?

However, Inter Miami fans do not need to worry about his departure yet, as Lionel Messi could continue for many more years. He previously confirmed that he will not retire based on his advancing age but rather whether his desire to play remains strong.

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He had said, “I know that the moment I feel that I am no longer performing, that I am no longer enjoying it or helping my teammates I will retire.” The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner has shown no signs of stopping anytime soon, scoring nine times this season and practically carrying the team forward. His contract is also expected to run until December 2025, and he may agree to renew for more.

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami will now focus on their next game, which is against New England on Sunday.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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