Mourinho: Why this could be Ronaldo & Messi's last World Cup

World Cup 2018 By: Ambrose Udeme | 14/06/2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia could probably be Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's last chance to win the World Cup.

The Portuguese and Argentine skipper who have multiple honors for their clubs have not lifted the World Cup.

Mourinho in an interview with Russian broadcaster RT as cited in BBC Sports said: "They both arrive at this World Cup probably as the last one," Mourinho said on Thursday. It would be the pinnacle of their careers.

"Everybody knows for the last decade Ronaldo and Messi are the two best players on the planet. They have tried to give the best of themselves to their countries."

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Messi have nine Champions League final wins between them and a further 11 La Liga titles. Ronaldo helped Portugal win Euro 2016 but Messi has yet to enjoy a major success with Argentina at senior level. Both players are appearing at their fourth World Cup finals.