Watch: Pundit brutally trolls ‘Conf. League’ Ronaldo after Messi title win

Composite image of Cristiano ronaldo playing for Manchester United and Lionel Messi playing for Paris Saint-Germain. December 2021.

A beIN Sports commentator couldn’t resist mocking Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo after Lionel Messi’s goal helped Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 title.

Messi opened the scoring in the French side’s 1-1 draw with RC Lens at the Parc des Princes. The result was good enough to secure the Argentina international the league crown in his first season away from Barcelona.

As Messi celebrated his first title in France, the commentator was unexpectedly quick to have a swipe at Ronaldo’s so-far-unsuccessful Old Trafford return.

“Ronaldo of Manchester United are confirmed to be Conference League team in sixth or seventh place,” he said gleefully. “The GOAT Messi scores really the goal that gets the title for PSG.”

It’s fair to say we know which side of the Ronaldo versus Messi debate this North American commentator sits.

But in truth, despite the 34-year-old’s domestic success in Paris this term, his performances – like Ronaldo – have often failed to reach the dizzy heights we’ve become accustomed to seeing from Barca’s all-time leading goalscorer over the years.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored just nine times for Pochettino’s team, 13 fewer than his great rival has managed across all competitions for United.

Messi has been better in recent weeks, though, and has recorded several assists since the turn of the year to help PSG to another French title.

Meanwhile, United’s aspirations of finishing in the top four no longer look realistic following damaging defeats at Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League.

At 37, Ronaldo doesn’t have many years left at the top level, so it remains to be seen if he will remain in Manchester to be part of Erik ten Hag’s rebuild of the club that will begin this summer.

“It’s not my decision,” Rangnick told reporters on the striker’s future in April. “Cristiano has another year of [his] contract. It’s a decision for the new manager to take with the board.”

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