Even Manchester United players have discussions about which footballer is the greatest of all time, with Bruno Fernandes revealing he backs fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo.
It might come as a surprise to nobody to hear United midfielder Fernandes is at the corner of the national teammate, Ronaldo, regarding talks.
The prior Sporting participant revealed that he is often contending with Brazilian group Alex Telles and Fred regarding that the biggest is, and both South Americans have not just gone to get a sudden selection.
Ronaldo and arch-nemesis Lionel Messi are usually discussed in the dialogue of who’s the best player of all time.
The G.O.A.T dialogue frequently comes down to this pair at this time, although players in yesteryear are also worthy of the spots from the conversation.
“[Fred and Telles] always talk about who is the best player in the world, in history,” the 26-year-old told theUnited websitein a Q&A.
“We always fight because they say Pele was the best in the history of football.
“I put Cristiano in the middle, of course.
|Ronaldo and Fernandes training together for the national team. Image: PA Images
“For me, Cristiano and Messi have been making history for many years and they were capable of being at the top for many years.
“And, of course, the same as me, [Fred and Telles’ have never seen Pele play so they can’t say he was the best because they never saw him.”
|Ronaldo and Pele are two of the greatest of all times. Image: PA Images
“They say it because they’re Brazilian and, in Brazil, they say it,” Fernandes added.
“I think Pele is one of the best in the world because I hear people talking about him.
“I’ve seen some videos… everyone can see [Diego] Maradona, Eusebio and people talk about Pele as being the best of all time.
“But we always fight about Rivaldo and [Luis] Figo and which one was best.
“So, for me as a Portuguese, I always defend my players.
“It doesn’t matter if I like them or not, I defend the Portuguese players every time.
“So this is a fight between Brazilian and Portuguese people but it is more of a joke than other stuff.”
|Fernandes whispers in Fred’s ear mid match that ‘Ronaldo is better than Pele.’ Image: PA Images
Fernandes is unlikely to get close to being of the quality of his fellow countryman or equal his achievements at Old Trafford, but he is still as well-loved by United fans right now.
Since moving from Sporting last January, the 26-year-old has been Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s best player and has scored 36 goals in just 73 games.