Obviously he was a shia for shias and a sunny for sunnies but he was only a messenger for Momin.
17:93 "Or you should have a house of gold. Or you ascend to the sky. But, nay, we will not believe your ascension unless you bring a written book that we can read." Tell them, "Glory be to my Lord! Am I more than a mortal man, a Messenger?"
17:94 Yet whenever Guidance came to people, nothing has ever kept them from believing as much as this objection, "Would Allah send a mortal man as His Messenger?"
17:95 Say, "If angels walked about and dwelled in the earth, We would have sent an angel from the heaven as Messenger." (43:60).