De Bruyne omits Ronaldo in favour of Messi in his all-time greatest five a side team
Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne has snubbed footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo from his current all-time greatest five a side team, with the striker omitting him in favour of his long-term rival, Lionel Messi.
De Bruyne omitted the striker when asked during a chat with Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand as he went for the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Lionel Messi, Neymar and N'Golo Kante to make his dream side.
"Messi's going to be there for me, Neymar is going to be there for me. Kante... I need [N'Golo] Kante. I'm going to say Virgil van Dijk, for five-a-side I'm going to go for Bernardo then. In small spaces he's unbelievable. He reminds me a bit of David [Silva]. He's a wind-up, winds a lot of people up, people hate that about him," he said.
"He gives you a little bit of everything and with the team that I have that fits him perfectly. His quality this year has been unbelievable. I think he's up there [with the best in the world]. He was unbelievable before his injury, obviously he had his ACL.
"He came back to a real high level. It's very difficult always to say 'he's better than this one...' but he's probably top three in the world alongside Ruben [Dias] and some other players. I think he deserves it.
The Belgian who is considered to be the best midfielder in the world has been his usual brilliant self this season, scoring seven goals and registering four assists in 25 appearances in all competitions so far.