Erling Haaland has opened up on the never-ending GOAT debate between the legendary duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

The debate between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi has been ongoing for over a decade with millions of fans around the world split between the two footballing icons.

Despite both stars now playing outside Europe, there is still a huge appetite to watch them play.

Ronaldo now plays for Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr, with his great foe, Lionel Messi now setting the MLS on fire after joining Inter Miami.

The Manchester City goal-machine who was pivotal as the club won a historic treble, was asked in a recent interview who he prefers between Ronaldo and Messi, as quoted by Sportskeeda.

Manchester City's Erling Haaland

“Messi or Ronaldo? I don’t know why you ask me this every time. You’ll always get the same answer: Leo Messi.”

Erling Haaland had an explosive first season in England, scoring an outrageous 52 goals in all competitions including breaking the PL record for most goals in a single season with 36.