Deco said: “He is among the best in the world and every team wants him. It will be difficult for him to leave Manchester United, but I think he would choose Barcelona. He is like Lionel Messi in his desire to succeed. They are difficult to stop in a one-on-one because of their touch, speed and strength. They are two players that I love.
“Cristiano is still young. He is having a great season and it is a pleasure watching him play. He can only get better. He has worked a lot on himself and he has become an influential player.”