Cristiano Ronaldo shows the utmost respect to his longtime foe Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo has nothing but love and admiration for Lionel Messi, despite the fact that the Argentine has frequently outperformed the Portuguese striker.

In his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo made this revelation in addition to criticizing his current team, Manchester United. 

In the lengthy interview, CR7 discussed his friendship with Messi in addition to his criticisms of the Red Devils.

The troubled 37-year-old player described Messi as "wonderful," adding that even if they aren't really close friends, they have respect for one another.

Ronaldo said of Morgan, "Amazing player, he is magic, top," according to "As a person, consider that we have shared the stage for 16 years. I, therefore, get along well 

with him. "I'm not his friend in the traditional sense of the word; by that, I don't mean the kind of friend that hangs out with you at home while you talk on the phone; rather,

what I mean is more comparable to a colleague. I genuinely respect him because of the way he usually talks about me. Even though they are from Argentina, they always respect

 my wife, his wife, and my girlfriend. Argentina is home to my girlfriend. Very good. What will I say regarding Messi? a decent person who sacrifices everything for football.