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Messi Takes Time To Praise Manchester United

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi rates Manchester United as their biggest Champions League threat this season.

The world’s best player believes United will be favourites to reclaim the Premiership title and also praised the Red Devils for the hunger to win more trophies:

“They remain the team everyone needs to beat. They have the vast experience and success behind them,” Messi told the Sunday Mirror.

“You can’t buy that. Like Barcelona, they seem to get better every season. They are hungry for more success.

“I expect United to carry the greatest threat to our defence of the European crown.”

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  1. hugh williams

    August 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    hope we do well again but i see it being really hard this season loads of quality teams

  2. donyabi henry

    August 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    messi thanks for reckoning manu as threat,it would be a good final this time around,we’re longing for it,manu wil be up to it.up utd

  3. Austin Nwangwu

    August 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Keep your praises, Messi; while we keep our best for this season. For sure, the nxt mtn betwn us will be some tale as the gap is bound to narrow some more, willy-nilly, Barca!!!

  4. John

    August 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    United remains at the undisputed second best spot in world football, and I can only see them creeping up on Barcelona as their golden era eases off in a few year’s time.

    Until then, however, they’ll have to be satisfied with the EPL as I don’t think United will win the CL without Barca being knocked out by a fluke performance in the earlier stages.

  5. Timothy Yusufu

    August 17, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    pple tend to forget that some years back it was not Barca but REAL so also their time will soon past and Man utd willbe on top of the world.

    • Yetunde

      August 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      I tink dis life is turn by turn barca are using there time bt united 4 life

  6. kim firth

    August 18, 2011 at 12:51 am

    the guy is being sarcastic ahead of their local rivalry with Real.he knows pretty well how Real have closed that gap and are posing to be their threat to reclaim their La Liga title and even the CL crown.
    We are in truth far behind the 2 spanish giants.

  7. Night life

    August 18, 2011 at 9:09 am

    It would have to be a act of God for this Barca team not to go on and win the Champions again-they are that good! but every dog has it’s day and I agree all we can do is wait for their demise, sigh!

  8. Adesanya

    August 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I dnt think man.u can win anything dis season without creative midfielder lik snaijda and samir nasri who can turn game around in a twinkling of eye to bring out d resort. Farge has to learn 4rm d past.

    • Night life

      August 18, 2011 at 11:13 am

      Adesanya, is that your opinion or are you just repeating what you read some were on a ABU blog! history is against you mate look at SAF record it is unparalleled in the history of English football, Fergie just laughs in the face of adversity and just goes about building great attacking championship winning teams, lets just wait and see what happens at the end of the season when the goodies are handed out.

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