Ghana defender Daniel Opare would relish an opportunity to play on the same pitch with Lionel Messi while admonishing his long-cherished dream of playing for Manchester United.
The 21-year-old versatile defender missed the chance to play against the football goddess when he joined Ã Real Madrid after been restricted to the youth team.
But two years after he joined Belgian side Standard Liege, the young marauding right-full back has an unfulfilled dream of playing against the finest player on the planet and also dreams of playing for English giants Manchester United in the future.
Ã¢â¬ÅMessi is a great player,Ã¢â¬ the 21-year-old told Accra-basedÃ Metro TV. Ã¢â¬ÅHeÃ¢â¬â¢s very good and I really want to play with him,Ã¢â¬
That will be great and IÃ¢â¬â¢m looking forward to that one day,Ã¢â¬
Ã¢â¬ÅManchester United are a great team. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a team I would want to play for one day, and I have been hoping for that dream to come true. I love Manchester United.Ã¢â¬
The former Ashantigold defender was recognized as one of the 50 Most Exciting Teenagers on the Planet in 2007.
He was a key member of GhanaÃ¢â¬â¢s Under-20 side that clinched AfricaÃ¢â¬â¢s first ever gold medal at the 2009 World Youth Championship.