Revealed: Why Lionel Messi unfollowed Man Utd winger Alejandro Garnacho on Instagram – with Cristiano Ronaldo playing a part in that decision

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Lionel Messi unfollowed Alejandro Garnacho on Instagram due to the Manchester United winger’s preference for Cristiano Ronaldo, says Rio Ferdinand.

The former Red Devils defender claims to have been told by the teenage forward that Argentina international team-mate Messi is no longer a fan of his on social media. That is because Garnacho, who briefly worked alongside Ronaldo at Old Trafford, has made no secret of the fact that he is a big admirer of CR7.

Ferdinand has told his Vibe with Five YouTube channel of Garnacho – who even wears Ronaldo-inspired Nike Vapor 15 Mercurial Dream Speed boots: “You know what I like about him? He doesn’t give a f*ck. Garnacho told me that Messi unfollowed him just because he makes no secret of preferring Ronaldo.

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He comes out, don’t care, ‘I’m a Ronaldo man’. Who’s the GOAT? Ronaldo. (Even) when he’s in the Argentina squad.”Fans spotted back in April 2022 that Messi had unfollowed Garnacho, with the youngster posting a picture of Ronaldo at the time alongside a message calling the Portuguese icon the greatest of all-time. Garnacho has previously referred to Messi as an “idol”, but the World Cup winner has still not followed him back despite the pair now being colleagues in the senior Argentina squad.

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