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Cristiano Ronaldo: How Messi rivalry made me a better player

Cristiano Ronaldo: How Messi rivalry made me a better player

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The Juventus star believes being in constant competition with the Argentine star has helped make him the player he is today Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo believes his "healthy rivalry" with Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi during his time in La Liga made him a better player. Both men have won the coveted Ballon d'Or five times and are considered to be two of the greatest players of all time. Ronaldo spent nine years with Real Madrid prior to joining Juventus in 2018 and Messi recently acknowledged the pair spurred each other on in their quest for individual honours. The former Manchester United star has echoed those views, telling France Football: "A lot of people said that we fed each other, that being together...

Matic reunites with Mourinho

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*OFFICIALšŸ’„ Man Utdā™¦ Sign Matic from Chelseaāœ* Manchester United have completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, his new club have announced. The midfielder, who turns 29 on August 1, joins on a three-year deal with an option to extend it by a further year after playing 121 Premier League matches for the Blues, scoring four goals. Matic made 30 starts in Antonio Conte's first season at Stamford Bridge, with Cesc Fabregas largely playing second fiddle to the Serbian as the club's central midfielders vied for a spot alongside N'Golo Kante. For Manchester United's part, Jose Mourinho will be reunited with a player whom he requested during his previous spell at Chelsea, and will look to Matic to provide depth in a squad that he feels is still not complete. Mourinho told United's