Mauro Zarate’s response when asked to choose between Manuel Lanzini and Lionel Messi

West Ham United forward Mauro Zarate prefers Barcelona ace Lionel Messi to his teammate Manuel Lanzini.

West Ham United forward Mauro Zarate has stated on social networking site Twitter that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is better than Manuel Lanzini.

Zarate, Messi and Lanzini are all from Argentina and are all attack-minded players.

Messi has been on the books of Spanish giants Barcelona his entire career, while Zarate moved to West Ham in the summer of 2014.

Lanzini, a 22-year-old attacking midfielder, moved to the Hammers on a season-long loan deal from Al Jazira Club in the summer of 2015.

Lanzini has been in good form for West Ham so far this season and has established himself as one of the more important players for the team.

The Argentine youngster has scored three goals and created nine chances in 10 Premier League appearances so far this season.

The 22-year-old has a pass accuracy of 88% and a shot accuracy of 33%, and has won two headers, 23 dribbles and 11 tackles.

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