Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero picks his list of all-time greats, Messi makes the grade but no Ronaldo

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The Manchester City striker was quizzed on who he thought were the greatest players of all-time, and there was no room for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo might be closing in on becoming Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer, but that does not make him one of the greatest players of all-time.

That is according to Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, who was this week asked by to come up with a list of his top five players of all time.

The Argentine, however, could find no room for the Portuguese star in his top five, even though he actually failed to come up with a fifth name for the list.

Aguero said: “Messi, the Brazilian Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Maradona – that's only four but for me they're the ones...”

The comments offer the clearest indication yet of what Aguero thinks of Ronaldo, and is likely to spark outrage among Manchester United fans.

Many Manchester City supporters, meanwhile, will see the comments as proof of the Argentine’s continued loyalty to the Sky Blues.

Despite making his name in recent years with Real Madrid, Ronaldo will also forever be associated with Manchester United.

This association could be one of the key reasons Aguero does not regard Ronaldo as one of the game’s greats, though he could have another entirely plausible reason behind the decision.

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