Barcelona legend Carles Puyol has no doubt that Argentine international skipper Lionel Messi is still the best player in the history of world football after he once again shut down the doubters with a stunning performance in the Champions League clash with Premier League giants Manchester United.
Messi and Barcelona knocked out the Red Devils via a 4-0 aggregate win.
Puyol talked about five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi during an interview with Goal while he was at the Champions League trophy tour in Nigeria.
His beloved Barcelona had earlier beaten Manchester United 1-0 in the first leg played at the Theatre of Dreams last week Wednesday.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw put through his own net in the 12th minute to give Barcelona a priceless away goal and that made it count in the second leg at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils were on the receiving end of a 3-0 trouncing at the hands of Spanish champions Barcelona.
Lionel Messi was the star of the show as he scored two goals within five first-half minutes before ex-Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho added a third goal midway into the second half.
With the second leg victory, Barcelona setup a semifinal tie with Liverpool via a 4-0 aggregate win over Manchester United.