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Alex Morgan Was Asked To Choose Between Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo In 2015

Adnan Riaz

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Alex Morgan Was Asked To Choose Between Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo In 2015

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Alex Morgan snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world when she chose Lionel Messi ahead of him in 2015.

The USA superstar, 30, was on the cover of FIFA 16 alongside Messi in the US.

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Just like many other footballers, coaches and pundits, Morgan was asked for her verdict on the Barcelona talisman and the Juventus ace.

"I would have to say Messi," the US co-captain said.

"He's just so much better... He's a level higher than any other player I watch.

"He's a really exciting player to watch."

Morgan and co-captains Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe successfully led their side to another World Cup title on Sunday with a 2-0 win against the Netherlands at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

US star Lindsey Horan singled out Morgan, who missed out on the Golden Boot to Rapinoe, ahead of the final for helping the younger talent coming through the squad.

"Alex does such a good job of helping us younger girls along the way and then showing the standard every single day in training," the 25-year-old Portland Thorns midfielder told Yahoo! Sports.

"She's been a top player for the US team and scored so many goals, and she doesn't really stop.

"She never gets complacent... We were just speaking about that the other day in one of our meetings.

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"Maybe she hadn't scored a goal in a few games [but] she was doing so much to help our team score.

"It created so much space. What she was doing was helping so many other players."

Morgan came under fire in the US' 2-1 win against England in the semi-finals for her 'teacup' celebration.

But the Orlando Pride forward slammed the double standards in the sport and questioned why the same standards weren't upheld with Ronaldo and Diego Simeone's 'cojones' celebration last season.

Messi or Ronaldo?

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Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Serie A, Lionel Messi, Alex Morgan, old lady, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, La Liga

Adnan Riaz
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