Mourinho says Ronaldo better than Pele, Maradona

Updated: Mar 05, 2013, 17:10 PM IST

London: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo is a better player than legendary Argentinean Diego Maradona and Brazilian great Pele ahead of their Champions League pre-quarterfinal clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday. During a pre-match interview when asked what one quality would make the difference against United, Mourinho said to be his team, adding if his team plays to their usual potential then they would win.

Mourinho added how do United stop Cristiano Ronaldo is not his problem, adding it`s never a problem because he never wants to stop Ronaldo, and it is United`s problem. The Portuguese said Ronaldo is the best, yes, probably the best ever, adding he saw Maradona a couple of times. Mourinho further added he never saw Pele playing, but Ronaldo is amazing, and this man is the best. Mourinho further said but even Ronaldo can`t win it on his own, as the key is the team and the team needs balance and people doing different tasks, and at this level, if somebody fails, they have no chance.

The former Chelsea boss further said they never say Ronaldo is responsible when they lose a match and they can`t think he is the only one who wins it, adding without the team he is nothing but the team without him is not the same.