Sky Sports pundit Alex Scott MBE raised a few eyebrows on Sunday when she appeared to question whether ​FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi would get into the current Manchester City team led by Pep Guardiola.

The ​former England i​nternational seemed to question whether ​Lionel Messi will be able to sustain and maintain the high tempo that Guardiola demands of his current crop of players.

However, Scott soon clarified and commented that she was looking to debate whether Guardiola would need to change City's style of play in order to fit Messi in.


Scott wrote on Twitter : "Would ‘todays’ Messi fit into the Manchester City Team? Of course he could... But the point on the show, which I thought would be interesting to start a debate was... Would Pep have to change City’s high intensity style of play to fit Messi in? And if so, WOULD HE??" 

A fan responded to her by stating, "Messi played in a high press Barcelona team", however Scott continued the debate by stating that Messi has evolved his game as he aged.

Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to an incredible start as they begin to chase a third straight title as they smashed five past a sorry West Ham United side on the opening day of the season.

It was that performance which led to Scott's question regarding whether there would be a spot for Messi in their current side.