The former Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen has hailed how long Messi and Ronaldo have been able to stay at the top of their game but thy have one major difference.
However, Bowen does believe that the Barcelona man is more widely adored because he is a ‘working man’s player.
Also, Real Madrid’s Ronaldo is said to be more interested in the band which his persona represents.
Bowen added that the attitude of Ronaldo, both on and off the pitch, are what makes his less loved his Argentine rival.
“We talk about the difference between him and Messi and it seems to be the brand,” said Bowen.
“Messi is maybe like the working man’s player that everybody loves to see.
“Cristiano is almost a persona and big brand that goes around him.
“That attitude, when you try to compare the two player”