According to the Islamic scholar and historian Sirajuddin Abu Hafs Umar ibnul Wardi (d. 749 H), there is a section of Muslims who believe that the descent of the Messiah in the latter days is not literal, but will be fulfilled by the coming of a man who shall bear the characteristics of the Messiah and resemble him spiritually:
وقالت فرقة: نزول عيسى خروج رجل يشبه عيسى في الفضل والشرف كما يقال للرجل الخير ملك وللشرير شيطان, تشبيهاً بهما, ولا يراد الأعيان.
Translation: A section (of the Muslims) say: “The descent of Jesus signifies the fact that a man will appear who will resemble Jesus in virtue and excellence. This is like how it is said about a good man that he is an Angel, or about an evil man that he is a Satan, by way of resemblance, but not intending it literally.”
Reference: Khareedat-ul-Aja'ib wal Fareedat-ul-Ghara'ib, p.190