According to former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, Kylian Mbappe is more valuable than Messi or Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been two of the best players in football history. Even when both the players are in their thirties, they continue to dominate European football.
However, former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has a different opinion on the most valuable footballer in the world at the moment.
In his stint with beIN Sport, Jose Mourinho discussed his preference among the best players in the world.
Mbappe – More valuable than Messi or Ronaldo?
Jose Mourinho believes that Kylian Mbappe’s “unbelievable” qualities make him the most valuable player in the world – even more than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese manager, who worked with Ronaldo during his time at Real Madrid, stated that Mbappe is “absolutely incredible.”
“For a player like Mbappe, when you speak about the future, you don’t need to say what he’s going to be like in five years’ time, in 10 years’ time,” Mourinho said.
“Just focus on now. He’s absolutely incredible.”
Mourinho further added that Mbappe could break his PSG teammate Neymar’s transfer record in the future.
“I think going by his age and [and considering] the age of Cristiano, of Messi, [both] over 30, Neymar is 27… when you go to the market level and age is also a factor, I think he’s the most valuable player in the world.
“In a hypothetical transfer, he’s the most expensive player in football now.
“In terms of his qualities, [he is] unbelievable. One word is enough. It means everything.”
Kylian Mbappe was key to France’s World Cup-winning campaign last year, and Didier Deschamps praised the youngster ahead of the side’s Euro qualifiers this week.
“He has such abilities that he may face some tough challenges on the pitch. He’s ready to deal with that kind of thing,” Deschamps said.
“He deals well with those situations though. He’s used to it.
“It’s something he has experienced since the beginning of his career and he will be subjected to this his entire career because of what he’s able to do on the pitch.”
How Twitter reacted..
Top 3 scorers in Europe’s top 5 leagues aged 21 or under:
— The Gwladys Street (@TheGwladysSt) March 18, 2019
Paul Pogba meets Kylian Mbappe for the first time since Man United knocked out PSG and mocks him with his new celebration 😂🤷🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/cthnXv1lZn
— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) March 19, 2019
Combined goals and assists so far this season:
Lionel Messi: 60.
Kylian Mbappe: 45.
Cristiano Ronaldo: 36.
Raheem Sterling: 35.
Karim Benzema: 31.
Mo Salah: 28.
Eden Hazard: 27.
Antoine Griezmann: 26.
Appreciate him while you can because you are witnessing greatness 🐐 pic.twitter.com/3pw7uuiMcq
— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) March 18, 2019
Jose Mourinho on Mbappe: “He’s absolutely incredible. I think going by his age and [and considering] the age of Cristiano, of Messi, [both] over 30, Neymar is 27… when you go to the market level and age is also a factor, I think he’s the most valuable player in the world.” pic.twitter.com/WeYiRqN7vK
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) March 19, 2019
Kylian Mbappe returns to action on March 22 as France takes on Moldova.