Real Madrid defender Marcelo: I'm faster than Ronaldo and Bale

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Real Madrid full-back Marcelo told Facebook followers that he is quicker than both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo and hopes to retire at the club.

Brazilian international Marcelo answered questions from fans on Facebook as he participated in a Q&A, revealing what goes on behind the scenes at Madrid. 

Although a lot of the questions came with mandatory answers, such as: 'my father has always been my inspiration,' when asked about who his inspiration was to become a professional footballer and 'I get along with everyone,' when asked to choose a best friend in the Madrid team, there were a number of questions that brought both intriguing and bizarre responses. 

For example, the 26-year-old revealed, out of all the possibilities imaginable, iRobot is his favourite Hollywood film and that he 'remembered' starting to play football at aged four. 

Along with the usual questions and answers, the speedy full-back also revealed that Roberto Carlos has played an influential role in his career and when asked ''who is faster - Cristiano or Bale?'' He replied: ''Me, hahaha''

The Brazilian, who is widely renowned as the fastest full-back in the world, will have to do well to beat the former PFA Premier League Player of the Year winners in a foot race as both have been clocked at eye-watering speeds. 

According to the Mirror, Cristiano Ronaldo is the fourth fastest footballer in the world after recording a speed of 33.6 KM/H. While Bale sits second in the ranking, just behind Antonio Valencia, with a recorded speed of 34.7KM/H. Although, the list, which is based largely on high-profile and Premier League players may have not factored Marcelo in. 

After Madrid were linked with David Alaba in the summer, there were rumours that Louis van Gaal looked to take advantage by snapping Marcelo up in the process.

However, in the recent Q&A, he played down rumours that he would ever leave Madrid, noting his happiness, and stated that he hopes to stay at the club until he retires. 

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