Ever since Lionel Messi set foot onto the footballing stage, he has only gone from strength to strength. Constantly improving every season and smashing records for fun at Barcelona, Messi is nothing short of a phenomenon.
Dubbed “The G.O.A.T” (greatest of all time), Messi has made his way to Manchester, ahead of Barcelona’s clash against United in the Champions League quarter-finals.
This season, Messi has been unstoppable and unplayable. The world is running out of words to describe Messi’s quality and what he contributes to the footballing world.
Messi stats in the Champions League
vs English teams:
22 goals pic.twitter.com/14tPqXE4nQ
— stats (@centrestats) April 9, 2019
His stats this season are mind-boggling, and in all fairness to him, they have always been outstanding. He just seamlessly takes it up a notch with every passing season.
Consistency and improvement are the hallmarks of a great player, and Messi might just be the greatest.
If United stand any chance of progressing to the semi’s, this is the man to keep quiet.
So when a picture of Messi at Old Trafford appeared online, the United fans started feeling the nerves.
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) April 9, 2019
With United fans ready for the challenge, some neutrals predict that Barca would see off United, while some believe that United can pull it off, given their memorable victory against PSG to make it to the quarters.
Its a big ask but this Barca side is beatable. Messi is still performing at peak levels but the rest of the side isn’t as good as it was. Stop your moaning and enjoy these big nights.
— JB (@bealymufc) April 10, 2019
Barca fans are split however, with many confident of progressing, but others wary of United given their recent resurgence. The community as whole just cannot wait for this humdinger of a match.
Irrespective of who would progress at the end of it, it is needless to say that this tie is mouth-watering, and Messi is the man to watch.
With top 4 looking harder to attain and success in the Champions League looking like the only way to ensure United are among the elite in Europe next season, United will be hoping that they can keep magical Messi at bay at Old Trafford and at the Nou Camp. Talk about a mammoth task, eh?