Robbie Savage believes the 2021/22 campaign is the 'pivotal' season where Cristiano Ronaldo will be crowned the 'best ever' ahead of Lionel Messi.
Both Ronaldo and Messi are two of the greatest footballers of all time, and who between these two is the better player is a debate that has been going on for several years.
After a summer which saw both Ronaldo and Messi switch sides - the former returned to Manchester United, while the latter joined Paris Saint-Germain - Savages believes the 'pivotal' 21/22 season will be where the Portuguese superstar is crowned the 'best ever'.
Ronaldo has instantly hit the ground running at Man Utd this season, while Messi has not had the best of starts at PSG, and Savage says if the Portuguese does it again in Premier League and the Argentine struggles in Ligue 1 this season, the former would be the 'greatest ever' for him.
"I think this is the pivotal season where Ronaldo, for me, will be crowned the best player ever," Savage told William Hill [via Metro].
"Messi started PSG, you know, he’s had a couple of injuries and is not got off to the best starts.
"I would say, because Ronaldo has done it in Spain, he started off in Portugal, come to the Premier League, Italy, and now doing it again at 36 in the Premier League.
"I would say the two greatest players ever if this season dictates, Ronaldo in the Premier League getting 20 goals, and Messi struggling in Ligue 1, I would say Ronaldo is the greatest ever."