Ronaldo not in Messi’s class – Aguero

La Liga By: Olakunle Brown | 06/01/2017

Messi and Aguero in training

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero insists that Argentine teammate Lionel Messi is a class above Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Barcelona forward lost the Ballon D’Or title to the Portuguese at the end of 2016 and have another opportunity to get one over his rival with The Best FIFA Men's Player 2016 set to be up for grabs later this month.

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Messi, Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann are on the final three-man shortlist for award and Aguero, who was on the initial 23-man list, believes that his compatriot deserves the prize more than anyone else.

"He [Messi] is ahead of the rest, including the other nominees," the Manchester City forward told

"And I'm not just saying that because he's my friend. I train with him and I see it with my own eyes. He does things I don't see anyone else doing.

"He's the best there is."

Aguero was back among the goals at the weekend as he helped Manchester City overcome hard-fighting Burnley 2-1 in a premier league fixture last weekend.