Former Manchester United star Ander Herrera has this weekend been full of praise for PSG teammate, Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi joined PSG last summer, departing long-time club FC Barcelona in the biggest transfer story of the year.
He endured a slow start to life in Paris, but was still able to end 2021/22 with 11 goals and 15 assists in 34 outings.
Granted, this is by no means close to the numbers which we have become accustomed to seeing the Argentine produce on a yearly basis, but it was an impressive tally, nonetheless.
However, some fans have used Messi’s dip in goal contributions to hit out at the 35-year-old, with many pointing to the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo was still able to score 24 goals in 39 games last term – of course leaving out the fact that CR7 managed to produce 12 less assists than Messi in 2021/22.
Now, though, Ander Herrera has come out to defend Messi’s debut PSG campaign, before also labelling the attacker the best player of all time:
"You are asking for 50 goals per season," Herrera told AS. "From there, if he doesn't score them, people talk.
"Nor should we forget that Leo has had the all-time record in Ligue 1 - he has hit the post 10 times! If he had scored 10 more goals, it would [have] been a very good season for Leo.
"But for me, he is the best of all time, without any discussion. Now I admire him even more for how he manages his day to day life with total humility, [and] always with a smile for people."
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