Angel Di Maria has claimed that Paris Saint-Germain are "much better" for having signed Lionel Messi instead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 34-year-old officially made the switch to the Parc des Princes after Barcelona were unable to offer him a new contract due to complicated financial difficulties, and Di Maria has insisted he is happy PSG opted to sign Messi, and not former Real Madrid team-mate, Ronaldo.
“Messi is from another planet. You throw a stone at him and he would control it, he beats a man like it is nothing, he thinks quicker than anyone. I have never seen anything like it,” he told Argentinian TV channel TyC Sports (via ESPN).
“I’ve played with Cristiano, Neymar, Mbappe, [Wayne] Rooney, [Robin] Van Persie, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Karim] Benzema, [Gareth] Bale and honestly I’ve never seen anything like him.
“The quality and quantity that PSG have now is unique. It doesn’t happen often at a club and the best players always want to be with the best. For sure Cristiano would like to be here, but they brought Messi and luckily, that’s much better.”
Di Maria also added that Ronaldo must want to "kill himself" for not joining PSG this summer. The Ligue 1 giants have signed Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Achraf Hakimi during the transfer window, and Di Maria believes Ronaldo will be disappointed he is not in the fold.
He added: "Cristiano must want to kill himself for not being here. The quality and quantity of players that PSG now has is something unique."