Brazilian striker Ronaldo was unstoppable: Mikael Silvestre

PARIS: former defender of Manchester United and France Mikael Silvestre has praised the Brazilian striker Ronaldo , saying he was unstoppable during his game days.

Silvestre has played with - and against - some of the world's greatest players, including Brazilian Ronaldo, who the defender played alongside at Inter Milan.

He was unstoppable, Silvestre said, quoted by Manchester United's official website

Silvestre said he has played alongside the Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and against the Argentine genius Lionel Messi , but in terms of speed, Brazilian Ronaldo was something else.

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You called him 'El Fenomeno' then. I played against Messi and I played with Cristiano at Manchester United, but he (Ronaldo) is something else in terms of speed.

Everything is top notch. Christian, maybe you can guess that he has three or four tricks that he would use most of the time, but Ronnie, it was always something different.

Silvestre said Brazilian Ronaldo could score a goal from any type of position on the football pitch.

He was making things up on the spot, so you can't guide him left or right because he's going to get out of these situations, no matter what. He could score from any type of position. He was playing with one leg at some point. points and kept beating defenders across Europe.

Silvestre also had a season with Indian Super League Side (ISL) Chennaiyin FC in 2014.