Paul Ince labelled nuttier than squirrel s*** after comparing Jimenez to Messi

Paul Ince has been labelled 'nuttier than squirrel s***' for comparing Wolves star Raul Jimenez to PSG legend Lionel Messi.

Ince made the comments in the build up to Wolves' match with Manchester United on Tuesday night.

Jimenez, 30, joined the Midlands club from Benfica in 2018 and has more than proved his worth since, with 51 goals in 127 appearances.

Despite that impressive record, few would even consider mentioning him in the same breath as seven-time Ballon d'Or winner and all-time great Messi.

Ince, however, thinks differently. Not only did he mention Jimenez in the same breath as the Argentina legend, he then proceeded to praise the Mexican's finishing as "Messi like."

Given the nature of the claim, Ince's comments invited widespread ridicule on social media.

One fan offered up an interesting comparison of his own, tweeting: "Paul Ince is nuttier than squirrel s*** #MUNWOL."

Others kept it more simple.

"Paul Ince just compared Raul Jimenez to Lionel Messi and now I have to turn off the television," tweeted one confused viewer.

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While someone else said: "Just put sky sports on and Paul Ince has compared Jimenez to Messi. Telly off."

A fourth user added: "I've been watching Sky sports for 15 minutes and Paul Ince has compared Jimenez to Messi & just said Scott McTominay should be United Captain. Don't invite him back. Bloody hell."

And another chimed in with: "Paul Ince just said Raul Jimenez's goals are Messi-like. Jesus."

Jimenez has scored 121 goals in a career that has taken in stops at America, Atletico Madrid, Benfica and now Wolves.

An impressive total, but it lags some way behind that of Messi, whose club tally stands at 672 goals in 778 appearances.

And while Jimenez has won two titles in Portugal and one in Mexico, his Argentine counterpart has tasted a little more success over the year.

Not taking into account his own individual awards, including those seven Ballon d'Ors we mentioned earlier, Messi has won 10 La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey trophies and just the four Champions Leagues.

Put all of that together and it's easy to see how Ince reached the verdict that he did, right?

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