Berbatov names Man United youngster among three players who could emulate Messi & Ronaldo
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Berbatov names Man United youngster among three players who could emulate Messi & Ronaldo

Former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov believes Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Mason Greenwood have the potential of reaching similar heights to those attained by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The duo have been the best players on the planet over the last two decades, winning a combined 11 Ballon d'Or awards between them during the period. 

With the players approaching the twilight of their glittering careers, much of the talk has been on the players who could replace the duo. 

And according to Berbatov, Mbappe and Neymar have always been impressive, and could easily go to similar lengths like the two stars. 

"On Friday, it will be two years since my former team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Juventus," he told Betfair.

"No one can say Cristiano hasn't been amazing in Italy, especially considering his age. He's 35 now, oh my God, most players have dropped a level by now, what he's still doing is unbelievable.

"He takes care of himself very well, probably better than he ever has, because at that age you need to work harder to stay in good shape. Messi and Ronaldo, we need to treasure them, because when it's over, it's over. They have been more than special.

He also mentioned Man United forward Mason Greenwood, who has enjoyed an impressive season with the Reds. 

"It will be one of the saddest days in world football when Ronaldo finishes playing, even those who dislike him will appreciate him. The day will come, but hopefully not for some time yet. When he's finished, other players will come, even Pele and Maradona were eventually replaced - life is a circle.

"We have Neymar, Mbappe, Greenwood, and other young players that can hopefully reach the highs of Ronaldo and Messi, as unbelievable as that may seem."

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