Piers Morgan claims Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest player of all time and 'even Messi knows'

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'Even Messi knows!': Piers Morgan shares representation of Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating his extremity against Ghana successful beforehand of a banner of his Argentine rival

By James Cohen For Mailonline

Published: 19:55 GMT, 24 November 2022 | Updated: 00:05 GMT, 25 November 2022

Piers Morgan claimed that 'even Messi knows' that Cristiano Ronaldo is the top footballer successful past aft sharing a hilarious representation connected Thursday night.

Ronaldo took portion successful Portugal's World Cup opener with Ghana and made past by becoming the archetypal subordinate ever to people successful 5 consecutive World Cup competitions.

As the 37-year-old celebrated with his trademark 'SIU' celebration, helium wandered in-front of a banner featuring his Argentinian counterpart and Morgan took the accidental to stock the infinitesimal with a cleverly worded caption.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated in-front of a Lionel Messi banner aft scoring against Ghana

Piers Morgan (R) was speedy to suggest 'Messi knows' Ronaldo is the champion subordinate of each time

Taking to his societal media connected Thursday, Morgan wrote: 'Even Messi knows' with a goat emoji added astatine the extremity to correspond the acronym; top of each time. 

Veteran guardant Ronaldo netted from the spot conscionable aft the hr people to interruption the deadlock against Ghana successful their archetypal radical crippled connected Thursday evening. 

It came successful arguable manner with immoderate fans and pundits suggesting helium went down easy pursuing the situation from Southampton's Mohammed Salisu.  

In doing so, helium moved into a league of his ain - up of Messi, Pele, Miroslav Klose and Uwe Seeler - to go the lone subordinate to people astatine 5 World Cups. 

Morgan has been a long-standing advocator of Ronaldo's quality connected the transportation and precocious adjacent suggested his nine Arsenal should motion the Portugal prima - after helium near Manchester United by communal consent this week. 

Sportsmail revealed earlier this week that United person not paid immoderate compensation for the remaining 7 months of his £500,000-a-week declaration astatine Old Trafford.

The Portuguese prima pulled retired his trademark 'SIU' solemnisation for the archetypal clip successful months

The 37-year-old became the lone subordinate to ever people astatine 5 abstracted World Cup finals

The 37-year-old's departure from the nine stemmed from his bombshell interrogation with TV prima Morgan wherever helium vented his criticisms with the operation of Manchester United, past and contiguous managers and the club's owners.

Ronaldo said: 'I don't person respect for him [ten Hag] due to the fact that helium doesn't amusement respect for me. Some people, they don't privation maine present - not lone the manager but the different 2 oregon 3 guys. Not lone this year, but past twelvemonth too.'

He besides urged fans to proceed their protestation against the Glazers' ownership. Ronaldo said: 'The fans, they're ever right. I deliberation the fans should cognize the information - should present that the players... we privation the champion for the club.

'I privation the champion of the club. This is wherefore I americium coming to Manchester United. This is wherefore I emotion this club.'

On Tuesday it was announced that helium would permission the nine effectual instantly successful a blunt a 67-word connection connected the club's website. 

Portugal ran retired 3-2 winners successful their opening crippled but it wasn't for immoderate precocious play that astir saw them pegged backmost by the Black Stars.

Ronaldo gave his broadside the pb from the spot earlier Joao Felix and Rafael Leao some netted to wrapper up 3 points for Fernando Santos' side.

Ghana's Andre Ayew and Osman Bukari some netted to bring the shortage to conscionable 1 extremity but they weren't capable to find an equaliser - despite a infinitesimal of madness successful the last moments

Ronaldo volition beryllium hoping to adhd to his tally erstwhile they instrumentality connected Uruguay successful their adjacent radical signifier encounter. Meanwhile, Ghana volition instrumentality connected South Korea. 

Portugal volition instrumentality connected Uruguay connected Monday successful their adjacent Group H brushwood successful Qatar

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