Champions League Final - Lionel Messi is seocnd only to former United legend......
Lionel Messi has the second best strike rate amongst the top goal scorers in the CL with a goal every 1.56 matches, only Ruud van Nistelrooy at a goal every 1.3 is ahead of him
Messi has 36 goals in 56 matches and van Nistelrooy 56 goals in 73 matches
He has scored once against United in 3 matches, his best strike rate is against the Gunners with six goals in four matches
Giggs’ has scored once against the Catalan side in five matches but Paul Scholes has the better record with two goals in seven matches having played in all the matches between the two in the CL
Wayne Rooney needs one more goal to join Paul Scholes as United’s third all time highest scorer in the CL on 24 goals but Rooney’s strike rate is far superior, Scholes has played 121 matches and Rooney just 61
Of the current players Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen have scored hat tricks in the CL