BRUNO FERNANDES has admitted he argues with his Manchester United team-mates over who is football’s true GOAT.
The Portuguese playmaker, 26, revealed compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo is his No1.
But he joked it’s a sensitive subject in the Old Trafford dressing room.
Fernandes revealed he’s in an on-running war with Fred and Alex Telles about who is football’s true all-time great.
The Brazilian duo both plump for Pele over Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, while also teasing Fernandes by insisting Rivaldo was better than Luis Figo.
In a fan Q&A, Fernandes told the Man Utd website: “[Fred and Telles] always talk about who is the best player in the world, in history…
“We always fight because they say Pele was the best in the history of football.
“I put Cristiano in the middle, of course.
“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.”
Fernandes admitted national pride takes over, with Fred and Telles backing the Brazilians, while he defends his Portuguese colleagues.
The United star continued: “They say it because they’re Brazilian and, in Brazil, they say it.
“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.”
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