Emmanuel Adebayor has spoken of his admiration for golden boot rival Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Saturday's FA Cup clash with Manchester United.

Adebayor and Ronaldo are neck-and-neck at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts on 19 goals each, but the Togo star admits it would be a great feat to eclipse the United sensation.

"He is a player I like to watch," Adebayor told the club's official website.

"He has a lot of quality and watching him is like watching something else, it is like playing on the PlayStation sometimes.

"He is an amazing footballer and I show him a lot of respect for what he has done this season. There are not a lot of players, especially midfielders who can achieve what he has achieved."