Manchester United's James Wilson aces the Messi crossbar challenge

James Wilson crossbar

This really is a great effort from Wilson!

In the world of football challenges, there is probably one man you'd expect to see pulling off some pretty ridiculous skills and setting the standard for everyone one else - it's got to be Lionel Messi.

And thanks to a great campaign by Adidas, Messi asked 15 of the best up and coming footballers in the world to take on a very tough challenge set by the brilliant Argentine forward.

Thankfully for some of them it's not having to dance past loads of defenders, this challenge sounds tough on paper but turned out to actually be quite easy! 

So what was it? Well, it was a crossbar challenge BUT with the player having to do it from the corner flag, meaning they've got to get all sorts of curl onto the ball for it to hit.

Obviously, Messi absolutely nailed it, but we were very impressed when Manchester United loanee James Wilson's effort ended up looking better than the Barcelona legend's! 

Just have a look at this beauty: 

Woof! It turns out that Wilson will be allowed to wear some special edition Messi15 boots as he is one of the 15 players Messi reckons will be huge in the future.

We think Brighton and Hove Albion fans will be hoping that Wilson can put those skills and his new boots to good use and bang in a few more goals as they look to push for promotion to the Premier League. 

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