- Sir Alex Ferguson reveals why Lionel Messi had a better career than Diego Maradona
- Maradona has won the World Cup with Argentina and the UEFA Super Cup with Napoli
- Messi has won every football competition with Barcelona but yet to win a trophy with Argentina
Sir Alex Ferguson has casted his vote for Lionel Messi over Diego Maradona on who is the better player in Argentina's history.
There has been a debate on who is the greatest Argentine legend of all time by football fans and sports pundit and ex-former Manchester United manager gives his stance.
"Maradona's career at the very top was only a few years," Ferguson said.
Maradona's career blossomed at home and abroad were he won league titles with Boca Juniors then transformed struggling Napoli to UEFA Cup champions.
He also had a decent two-year spell with Barcelona but his most recognizable achievement was when he almost single-handedly winning the World Cup with Argentina in 1986.
The inspirational captain nearly repeated the feat in 1990 but lost to Germany in the finals. He was named FIFA's Player of the Century in 2000.
On the other hand, Messi has never been the star at the World Cup despite playing in the finals in 2014 and his lack of international achievement with Argentina has been the black mark on his name.
The 31-year-old has played in three Copa America finals and have lost all three but much have been said about his career with La Liga side Barcelona.
He has won four Champions Leagues and nine La Liga titles during 15 years at Barcelona, his only club, scoring a barely believable 577 goals in 661 games. He has won the Ballon d'Or five times.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Sir Alex Ferguson has had a history of throwing a boot at his players one of which brought David Beckham's career to an end with Manchester United.
But Jesse Lingard has also opened up about being a culprit of a similar incident and the England star claimed he dodged the studs thrown at him.