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Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho Chooses Messi Over Ronaldo In Personal Top 3 Footballers Of All Time

Jose and Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

manager has left his compatriot out of his top-three footballers of all-time.

Jose Mourinho worked with Ronaldo from 20010-2013 and has always been full of praises for his former player, so the exclusion comes as a surprise.

The former boss instead picked legend along with Argentine duo of Maradona and .

Jose and Messi

“For me the top three players in history are Messi, Pele and Maradona.” said the 53-year old Portugese.

Ronaldo played some of best football under his fellow country-men and also bagged the Ballon d’Or during Mourinho’s last season at the Spanish capital.

The statement is sure to backfire on the super-coach, with and fans sure to take offence with his comments.

Jose and ronaldo

His statement has gone viral on the internet and his son Jose Mourinho Jr. re-tweeted it.

Mourinho also left out his favourite striker .

Ibra’s exclusion is a huge surprise, knowing how big a fan Jose is of the Swedish legend.

Jose and Zlatan

Ibra has recently rejoined Mourinho at Old Trafford on a free transfer.

“Zlatan needs no introduction. The statistics speak for themselves,” Mourinho had said following Ibrahimovic’s signing last month.

“Ibra is one of the best strikers in the world and a player who always gives 100 per cent.”

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