The two of the greatest footballers of the current generation, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, both are cruising ahead for World Cup 2022, scheduled to take place later this year in Qatar. While Ronaldo is having a good time with his side, Messi has recently struggled with his goal-scoring ability and not having the best time with Paris Saint-German. However, both the legendary strikers have probably scored their last shot at World Cup glory; they have been making headlines for several other reasons.
Although Ronaldo made it clear recently that only he will decide his fate and no one else, United’s strength and conditioning coach Mick Clegg believes Ronaldo can be an incredibly impactful manager for Manchester United when the time comes. Clegg said, “But it’s all there inside him to be a great manager. Will he go down that route? I don’t know. It would have to be a big challenge because that’s all Ronaldo is interested in. The best place to start would be where he is now, at United.” Clegg further added that Ronald had got insights into every aspect of football at the top level. He would have soaked all the experience up like a sponge, first as a young man, then worked under Sir Alex at United before moving to Real Madrid.
Está dado o primeiro passo rumo ao nosso grande objectivo, rumo ao Mundial 2022. Nada está ganho, nada está alcançado. Temos de continuar a trabalhar de forma séria e focada, respeitando o adversário mas acreditando sempre nas nossas capacidades. Força Portugal! Rumo ao Catar! 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/TO8IFKcC9v
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) March 24, 2022
Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s fierce rival and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has been grabbing the limelight for completely contrasting development. Messi has recently signed a 20 million dollar deal with Crypto company, Socios to promote the brand with the World Cup in Qatar. The deal would be valid for three years and does not include any payments made in cryptocurrencies. However, the analyst suggests that deal could not have come at a worse time than this as the Premier League, for their usage is currently investigating Socios. The company has already partnered with La Liga, Serie A, and UEFA Champions League.
However, the presence of Messi at PSG could not change their fate as the club was knocked out of all domestic cup competitions, which is a rare occurrence for the club. Moreover, their defeat against Real Madrid in the UCL was the perfect recipe for disaster. When PSG came back to France to play at Parc des Princes, their fans booed Messi and Neymar Jr. every time they got the ball.