"Cristiano is amazing. This man is the best. Cristiano is a goals machine. He is an incredible player. He is like Zidane; there will never be another Ronaldo.”

10. Jose Mourinho

“When you play with Ronaldo on your team, you are already 1-0 up.”

9.Zinedine Zidane

“He (Ronaldo) does things I have never seen from any other player, and it is marvellous to watch. It takes a great player to grab the bull by the horns and make things happen, but he has done it repeatedly.”

8. Sir Bobby Charlton

“We’ve had some great players at this club in my 20 years, but he’s up with the best.”

7. Sir Alex Ferguson

“When Ronaldo gets the ball, you can just leave him to it while he beats player after player.”

6. Ryan Giggs

“There are some things Ronaldo can do with a football that makes me touch my head and wonder how on earth he did it.”

5. Luis Figo

“Cristiano Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United.”

4. Johan Cruyff

“He has magic in his boots. The first thing you notice about him is that he is incredibly quick and very, very powerful for such a young man."

3. Eusebio

“There have been a few players described as the new George Best over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me.”

2. George Best

“Ronaldo is always there scoring goals in all the games and taking part in his club and national side. He has been doing that for many years and whether he is at his peak or a bit below it makes no difference.”

1. Lionel Messi