Harry Maguire picks Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi in GOAT debate

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Harry Maguire admits he is over the moon that Manchester United have signed Cristiano Ronaldo – branding their new recruit "the greatest player to play the game".

Ronaldo sealed an emotional return to United this week 12 years after departing to join Real Madrid, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

The 36-year-old arrives back at Old Trafford with a legacy as one of the greatest players in history cemented, having won another four Ballon d'or awards and as many Champions Leagues in his time at Madrid.

He has regularly been compared to arch-nemesis and Barcelona icon Lionel Messi throughout his career, with football fans torn as to which superstar has the edge.

But for Maguire, there is no better player in football history than CR7.

When speaking about Ronaldo's arrival at an England press conference on Wednesday, the United skipper said: "Yeah, of course, it's amazing.

"Obviously, I'm away with England at the moment so my focus is on the game tomorrow.

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"But for him to sign back for the club and, for me, he is the greatest player to play the game.

"It's amazing to have him at the club and I'm sure he's going to have a huge impact on and off the field, and many players can look and learn and improve, and then, obviously, it's going to improve our team as well with his goalscoring record.

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"So it's amazing to have him in the club and I'm looking forward to meeting him in a few days."

Ronaldo became the all-time leading international goalscorer in men's football on Wednesday night, scoring a late double to snatch a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win for Portugal over Ireland.

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He initially missed the chance to break the record from the penalty spot, but in the dying minutes of the game United's new recruit powered home two headers to break Ireland hearts and move two goals clear of Ali Daei's long-standing record for Iran.

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