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The Brazilian star names Messi as toughest opponent

Tue 06 April 2021 | 11:56

The Brazilian midfielder of Manchester United called Lionel Messi the best player in the world and the best opponent he has faced, while Alex Tellas considers Neymar the toughest player he has ever faced.

On United's 

official website

, Fred and Telles selected their most fearsome opponents.

Brazil international Fred said:

"Neymar is a great player, it is so difficult to mark him

.

"For me, I think the toughest player I came up against was Messi; he's out of this world, he's a genius. 

"For me he's the best in the world, a great player and I think he's the toughest opponent I've played against."

Telles added:

"I've come up against a lot of difficult opponents. I answered the same question last week and nothing has changed

.

"Neymar was one of the hardest players to mark given his quality, speed and intelligence both with the national team and when we played against PSG.

"He's a highly versatile player with the power to make such quick decisions, so you have to really concentrate.

"He was one of the hardest players to mark for me and I'm sure numerous other players will say the same thing."

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