Marcelo is unarguably the best left-back in the game now and while he was engaged with a Facebook Q&A session with Real Madrid fans on Thursday, the 26-year-old said he is faster than team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Welsh wing wizard Bale and Portuguese forward Ronaldo, whom Marcelo also tipped for this year’s Ballon d’Or are renowned for their incredible speed on the ball but the Brazil defender cheekily replied a supporter that he runs faster than them.

When asked who was faster between team-mates Ronaldo and Bale, Marcelo replied: “Me, hahahah.”

Meanwhile, Marcelo, who signed for Real in 2007 from Fluminense as an 18-year-old, has revealed his desire to end his career at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“I am very happy here and I want to stay here until I retire,” Marcelo replied when asked how long he wanted to spend at the club.

He has gone on to make almost 200 appearances for Los Blancos and has won nine trophies in his seven-year stint at the club.

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