Former Man United superstar names the best player in the world and it is neither Messi nor Ronaldo

Former Man United superstar names the best player in the world and it is neither Messi nor Ronaldo

- Belgian forward Lukaku has named Lewandowski the best player in the world

- The Inter Milan star admires Robert's work ethics and professionalism in the game

- Lewandowski became the joint-third highest goals scorer in the Champions League after scoring against Lazio

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Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski is the best player in the world at the moment according to Romelu Lukaku.

The Polish attacker has already scored an impressive 32 goals and eight assists in 31 appearances across competitions so far this campaign.

Last season, the 32-year-old scored 55 goals and 10 assists in 47 competitions - guiding the Allianz Arena outfit to sextuplets in the end.

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And the Inter Milan forward is proud of the ex-Borrusia Dortmund's attitude and commitment towards the game. Lukaku told SportBible during a tweet chat, saying:

Forget Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, former Man United superstar names the best player in the world
Robert Lewandowski posing with his Champions League man of the match award after helping Bayern Munich demolish Lazio. Photo by Tullio Puglia - UEFA
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"Love his work ethic and his game! True professional."

Lewandowski guided Bayern to a 4-1 triumph over Lazio in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 in Italy - a win that puts them one leg into the quarterfinals as they look set to retain the title.

He has now become the joint third-highest goals scorer alongside Real Madrid legend Raul in the history of the championship, while Cristiano Ronaldo sits at the summit of the table with 132 goals followed by Lionel Messi who has 118 at the moment.

The second leg comes up on March 17 and the job looks almost done except if a dramatic comeback happens in Germany.

Lewy joined Bayern on July 1, 2014, and has gone ahead to win eight Bundesliga titles among several other silverware including one Champions League and four German Cup trophies.

In total, Robert has made 320 appearances for his club in all competitions scoring 278 goals and 65 assists so far in his seven-year reign at the club. earlier reported that serious race for the 2020/21 Golden Shoe award has already started in Europe with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi performing well for their clubs.

Last season, Robert Lewandowski was so superb for Bayern Munich in all competitions as the 32-year-old helped the Bundesliga side to win a treble.

He has also started the current season on an impressive note with great performances for Bayern Munich who are still aiming to win the league title this term.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.