Date: 20th October 2008 at 7:25pm
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Sir Alex is pretty confident that Ronaldo will win Ballon d’Or. He even made some rash promises!

‘Cristiano will win both player of the year awards, I am sure of it – if he doesn’t, I want to sign the guy who does,” he said.

Well, who can win the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award if not Ronaldo? Only two candidates can come close and it would be an absolute travesty if either of them won it – not to mention the other nominees.

These two are Lionel Messi and Fernando Torres who should come second a third – but distant second and third from Ronaldo.

But the world is mad and they could still win it. After all, Steven Gerrard is somehow on the list every year and Rio Ferdinand somehow did not make it which is insane, considering that players like Zhirkov and Pepe are there…

So, Fergie could still be forced to plead to the Glazers to put in massive bids for Messi or Torres… but if there’s any common sense left in the world then Ronaldo wins it.