The diminutive dynamo has reportedly fallen out with Barcelona’s hierarchy and is attempting to buy himself out of his own tiny yet expensive contract.
However, Manchester United boss Moyes admitted he is a complete idiot who is incapable of making the right decision.
He said: “I’ve have never even seen Messi play before. I have no vision, character or talent and enjoy taking large amounts of Calpol in my coffee to help me forget about the world.
“When the lad was offered to me, I quickly scanned the Everton squad list and realised that he didn’t play for them. Then I heard that Messi is shorter than an alcoholic’s life expectancy – that’s when I knew he wasn’t the kind of signing we needed.”
Interestingly, Messi’s agent, Paolo Foreigner, revealed that after Moyes rejected the free transfer, he lay face down on the ground and attempted to breast stroke his way out of the room.
He said: “While Mr Moyes is a nice man, he is also a desperate embarrassment.
“He turned down Messi and then asked if I represented any tall players who aren’t technically good at football.
“Him managing Manchester United is like someone with no tongue being the chef of a soup kitchen.”
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