Lionel Messi has praised the quality on offer in the Manchester United squad, although singles out Cristiano Ronaldo as “unbelievable”.

“Manchester United have quality everywhere,” said Messi. “So many good players. But if I had to pick one out it would be Ronaldo. He is a player I would pay to watch. He and I are very different players but he is unbelievable, very special, and it will not be easy to stop him. But we must not pay all attention to him and forget about Berbatov, Rooney and Carlos Tevez. Manchester United have players all over the pitch who can punish you in the same way we have.”