Jose Mourinho insists that any top-four club in the Premier League would win the Champions League if they had Lionel Messi in their squad.
Messi inspired Barcelona to a comprehensive 3-0 thrashing of Bayern Munich on Wednesday, scoring twice – including a sumptuous chip over Manuel Neuer – and assisting Neymar in injury-time.
And Mourinho has lavished praise upon the four-time Ballon d’Or winner, insisting that he would inspire any elite English club to European glory.
“He played a Champions League final with [Pep] Guardiola, he is normally going to play in this season’s Champions League final with Luis Enrique,
“If, one day, he plays for Anthony, Anthony will go to a Champions League final with him. When people analyse teams, you have to remember that this boy makes everything different.”
Guardiola insists that “no system can stop Messi” but Mourinho has rebuffed that suggestion, insisting that he knows how to shackle the Argentine.

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